Wednesday, August 22, 2012

President Obama will speak at CSU in Fort Collins Aug. 28

President Barack Obama will speak at my alma mater next week just down I-25 in Fort Collins. His timely visit, on the eve of Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, speaks volumes about the importance of Colorado in the 2012 election. It also speaks volumes about the importance of younger voters and college-educated voters to the Democratic Party. This news comes from KUNC Public Radio in Greeley:
President Barack Obama will travel to Fort Collins next Tuesday for a campaign event.
The visit is part of a two-day swing through Iowa, Colorado and Virginia, according to an Obama for America email. The timing of Obama speaking on Tuesday will happen just before Mitt Romney is expected to accept the Republican nomination on Wednesday.
In 2008, historically Republican-leaning Larimer County voted for Obama. Questions about the economy loomed large back then, and are front-and-center in Obama’s 2012 reelection bid.
As of July 2012, the county had almost 15,000 more active registered Republicans compared to Democrats with almost 61,000 unaffiliated voters.
The Obama for America Campaign expects to release more details about the visit in the coming days.
According to the Associated Press and the Coloradoan, the event is expected to take place at night on the Colorado State University campus.

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