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Obama Zeroes In On Colleges In Swing States
WIBW-TV / CBS News ^ | September 2, 2012 | Chelsey Moran

Posted on 09/02/2012 6:09:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

BOULDER, Colo. - If there was any doubt about the importance of battleground states just look at the president's agenda. Sunday was the eighth time President Obama has been to Colorado just this year. He is campaigning there in advance of the Democratic National Convention, starting Tuesday.

In Boulder, the president argued that Governor Romney failed to explain where he would take the country when he had the national spotlight at the Republican National Convention. President Obama told the crowd his convention speech will look forward. Republicans say that's only because he's trying to avoid talking about his past four years.

The president's visit to the University of Colorado was his sixth trip to a college campus in the past two weeks.

He told a crowd of 13,000 that he could win Colorado if they and their friends showed up at the polls.

"We have set up a Rocky Mountain rumble to see what school can register more voters, CU or Colorado State," Mr. Obama said.

The president won 72 percent of the vote in this college town four years ago. He'll need a similar margin this year if he wants to keep Colorado's 9 electoral votes.

Some students here say they are enthusiastic about the Obama campaign, but worry there is a sense of complacency among younger voters.

A recent poll showed Governor Romney leading by 5 points in this battleground state.

Romney was in Cincinnati, Ohio, Saturday, sticking with a major theme from his convention speech, saying Mr. Obama had let down working Americans...

(Excerpt) Read more at wibw.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Politics
KEYWORDS: biden; colorado; iran; obama; ohio; polls; romney; unemployment
Why? They don't vote!! Or does his polling show that the middle-aged and seniors aren't buying his nonsense anymore?
1 posted on 09/02/2012 6:09:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he has to work to get the youth vote, he is several orders of magnitude beyond screwed. Soon he will be speaking at black only venues because they will be fading too. They have been hurt by Obama’s policies more than any other group.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 6:14:40 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy
Pure desperation.

Y'can't get the columns rented in two months ... everything's taken or gone.

This pathetic regime doesn't know it's dead ...

The Zombie Apocolypse apparently is real ...

They walk among us.

3 posted on 09/02/2012 6:18:25 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Students will get extra credit for showing up to his speeches. That helps make it look like he is drawing a crowd. Besides, what else does Obama know?


4 posted on 09/02/2012 6:18:54 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Seniors never did buy his nonsense. Normal adults have mostly wised up. Only immature skulls full of mush are likely to be persuaded to make the same mistake twice.
5 posted on 09/02/2012 6:19:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vote for Obama and you have a 50-50 chance of being able to live off of and with your parents for years after you graduate.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Dutch Boy

Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”


7 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:21 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Dutch Boy

Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”


8 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Dutch Boy

Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”


9 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Dutch Boy

Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”


10 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Dutch Boy

Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”


11 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Dutch Boy

Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”


12 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:42 PM PDT by kempster
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To: Dutch Boy

Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”


13 posted on 09/02/2012 6:23:42 PM PDT by kempster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"We have set up a Rocky Mountain rumble to see what school can register more voters, CU or Colorado State," Mr. Obama said.

I guess his teleprompter was not working? A Rocky Mountian rumble? Sounds like a disaster to me.

14 posted on 09/02/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Just mythoughts
Is that like a Chicago drive-by or a Fort Hood “workplace violence” incident?
15 posted on 09/02/2012 6:28:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The completely brainwashed are the only ones still buying communism.

Pray for America


16 posted on 09/02/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: kempster
Not sure you can win with a slogan “Go to College and Move Back in with Mom & Dad After You Graduate.”

Obama is handing out free glow in the dark posters the kids can put on their bedroom ceilings when the move back home.

17 posted on 09/02/2012 6:32:12 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was in CO on the 28th of August also.... I keep track of his trips but it’s getting more difficult as they aren’t showing up on his schedule on wwww.whitehouse.gov

I have to wait until I see something online or on the news about where he is.....

I want to see some reimbursement from the DNC for all those flights. Guess I’ll be waiting a long time!!


18 posted on 09/02/2012 6:32:26 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: hinckley buzzard

not twice.. He’s going for the ones that were just out of Jr. High when he was elected.


19 posted on 09/02/2012 6:33:41 PM PDT by digger48
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To: All

Obama hopes college kids vote twice....

Once in their home town where they registered at age 18 via absentee ballot.

Once in their college town in person.


20 posted on 09/02/2012 6:33:41 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Mike Darancette

I take that back. That should put him over the top.


21 posted on 09/02/2012 6:41:54 PM PDT by kempster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is that like a Chicago drive-by or a Fort Hood “workplace violence” incident?

That remains to be seen, 'rumbling' Rockies is not where I would want to be. Strange language given recent history in Aurora, CO. Either his full time teleprompter programmer is on vacation or Obama is speaking his own language.

22 posted on 09/02/2012 6:42:34 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you’re an idiot-Socialist-Communist-moron-fag-pantywaist, where do you go to find votes?

Where idiots-Socialists-Communists-morons-fags-pantywaists are nourished: colleges and universities.


23 posted on 09/02/2012 6:43:15 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I know of at least 3 senior citizens who are Democrats and voting for Romney this year. This may not sound like much, but how many others out there feel the same way?


24 posted on 09/02/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clint Eastwood took a dig at Obama in his speech when he noted Obama’s penchant for drumming up the youth vote on college campuses by promising handouts: "And I think if you just step aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still use a plane. Though maybe a smaller one. Not that big gas guzzler you are going around to colleges and talking about student loans and stuff like that.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/30/transcript-clint-eastwood-speech-at-rnc/?intcmp=trending#ixzz25MsJfSJG

25 posted on 09/02/2012 7:11:04 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: bray

Communism becoming popular in USA? (Rasmussen poll)

Why you should join the ‘11%’
http://www.workers.org/2012/08/29/why-you-should-join-the-11/


26 posted on 09/02/2012 7:13:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Kolath

Would love to see college kids getting prosecuted for their vote fraud.


27 posted on 09/02/2012 7:16:30 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He told a crowd of 13,000 that he could win Colorado if they and their friends showed up at the polls.

Unless they all were planning on finding jobs when they graduated.

28 posted on 09/02/2012 7:17:55 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: kempster

Neither am I x 7.


29 posted on 09/02/2012 7:47:40 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


30 posted on 09/02/2012 7:48:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do the students at these colleges know that there are no jobs waiting for them when they graduate? But thanks to Obama replacing the openly competitive student loan business with a government-run monopoly, these same students can be expecting to pay three times the current market price for their student loans.


31 posted on 09/02/2012 7:55:21 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Thank You Rush
wwww.whitehouse.gov

I'm sure he'll blame that URL on Bush, too! ;-P

32 posted on 09/02/2012 8:03:10 PM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why? They don't vote!! Or does his polling show that the middle-aged and seniors aren't buying his nonsense anymore?

Colleges are probably the last bastion with enough brain washed/brain dead leftists to make him feel welcome and adored - he desperately needs to be "loved".

33 posted on 09/03/2012 3:32:30 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s had 4 years to do something about this. It’s election time and now he is thinking about this?


34 posted on 09/03/2012 4:49:14 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...and, back in 2009:

Cheers!

35 posted on 09/03/2012 7:46:50 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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