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  • GOP-killing juggernaut puts bull's-eye on states.

    12/05/2008 12:32:37 PM PST · by Richard_ Saunders_2000 · 22 replies · 784+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 12/5/2008 | By Bob Unruh
    A Democratic juggernaut of local and regional organizations that blast Republicans and promote Democrats using money donated by hundreds of millionaires and even billionaires was a key to President-elect Barack Obama's win over GOP candidate Sen. John McCain last month. And a new report warns the same attack strategy now is being implemented in states, targeting especially the offices of secretary of state, where elections are managed
  • ELECTION 2008: GOP-killing juggernaut puts bull's-eye on states

    12/05/2008 12:44:50 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 19 replies · 753+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 05, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Millionaires, billionaires donating to takeover plan. A Democratic juggernaut of local and regional organizations that blast Republicans and promote Democrats using money donated by hundreds of millionaires and even billionaires was a key to President-elect Barack Obama's win over GOP candidate Sen. John McCain last month. And a new report warns the same attack strategy now is being implemented in states, targeting especially the offices of secretary of state, where elections are managed. "The Democracy Alliance helped Democrats give Republicans a shellacking in November. Now it's organizing state-level chapters in at least 19 states, and once-conservative Colorado, which hosts the...
  • GOP-killing juggernaut puts bull's-eye on states: Millionaires, billionaires donating

    12/05/2008 4:39:37 AM PST · by dascallie · 23 replies · 1,409+ views
    GOP-killing juggernaut puts bull's-eye on states Millionaires, billionaires donating to takeover plan December 05, 2008 12:15 am Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2008 WorldNetDaily Sen. Barack Obama, a beneficiary of a new Democratic strategy to take over elections? A Democratic juggernaut of local and regional organizations that blast Republicans and promote Democrats using money donated by hundreds of millionaires and even billionaires was a key to President-elect Barack Obama's win over GOP candidate Sen. John McCain last month. And a new report warns the same attack strategy now is being installed in states, targeting especially the offices of secretary of...
  • Democrats say state isn't blue yet (Colorado)

    11/10/2008 8:19:32 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 12 replies · 279+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | November. 8, 2008 | Dean Toda
    Barack Obama carried Colorado on Tuesday with ease. So did Mark Udall, the Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of a Republican. The state's senior senator, Ken Salazar, is a Democrat, as is Gov. Bill Ritter. A Democrat, Betsy Markey, ousted a Republican incumbent in the 4th Congressional District, giving Colorado's congressional delegation a lopsided 7-2 Democratic edge. Six years ago, Republicans were ahead by the same margin. So Colorado has changed from red to blue, right? Wrong, the state's leading Democrats say. "We're not red, we're not blue," Ritter told a morning-after news...
  • Latinos push for Cabinet posts [La Raza alert]

    11/07/2008 5:42:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,140+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-11-07 | Gebe Martinez
    Weeks before Barack Obama won the presidency, he met privately in Washington with his former Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Latino political leaders who had fervently backed her bid. The cards were laid upon the table, according to one of the participants. The Hispanic leaders said they expected at least two Latinos to be named to an Obama Cabinet — meeting the standard set by President-elect Bill Clinton in 1992 — but preferred three. Of course, they also wanted sub-Cabinet-level posts. In return, Obama needed assurances that Hispanics — who had overwhelmingly voted for Clinton...
  • Colorado goes blue

    11/04/2008 11:44:31 PM PST · by Kukai · 71 replies · 3,968+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Nov.4., 2008 | Jennifer Brown
    Colorado, once a reliably red state, swung blue tonight as voters chose Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president, Mark Udall for the state's open Senate seat and a host of Democrats for Congress. GOP Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave was unseated by Democratic challenger Betsy Markey after an intense campaign full of attack ads, topping off a landslide victory for Democrats. Celebrating at the downtown Sheraton Hotel in Denver, cheering Democrats grew louder and louder as election results rolled in. The crowd erupted into a frenzy that lasted for several minutes following CNN's pronouncement that Obama won the election. "Obama! Obama! Obama!"...
  • Hank Williams, Jr. says Obama doesn't like the National Anthem

    11/03/2008 6:45:22 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies · 1,265+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/3/08 | staff
    (CNN) — In the waning hours of the presidential race, the toughest shot against Barack Obama may not have come from the Republican ticket, but from country music star Hank Williams, Jr. The country-rocker, a campaign trail fixture who has penned a special song for the GOP ticket called "McCain-Palin Tradition," suggested Monday Obama doesn't like the national anthem. “You know, I’m usually at Monday Night Football tonight, but Colorado, this is a lot more important tonight. Join me now in our national — you know, that song that, uh, Mr. Obama’s not real crazy about, we’re singing it right...
  • Half of Coloradans have already voted (question for coloradans at bottom)

    11/03/2008 1:06:44 PM PST · by Ravi · 38 replies · 2,409+ views
    Denver Business Journal ^ | 11/3/08 | Mark Harden
    Tuesday is the official election day, but nearly 1.6 million Coloradans have already cast their ballots, which amounts to almost half of all registered voters.
  • McCain to be in Colorado Tuesday

    Presidential candidate John McCain will visit Grand Junction on Election Day, his campaign announced today. Details have not been finalized, said McCain's Colorado spokesman, Tom Kise. McCain's visit follows that of his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who will be on Colorado Springs on Monday. Subscribe to the Rocky Mountain News Via:http://dirtyharrysplace.com/?p=5409#comments
  • McCain to be in Colorado Tuesday

    11/02/2008 12:46:10 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | November 2, 2008
    Presidential candidate John McCain will visit Grand Junction on Election Day... Sarah Palin, who will be on Colorado Springs on Monday.
  • Fox suggests fraudulent early voting

    11/01/2008 6:50:12 PM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies · 1,914+ views
    Fox News Live | 11/1/08
    According to Fox, 264,000 more Dems than Repubs have early voted in Colorado and 447,000 more Dems than Repubs have early voted in Florida. This was followed by a report that Dem judges were extending the voting hours to 6AM to 9PM in key states so that "everyone would have achance to do early voting." Without being decried a "racist," every_single_peron shown in early voting was African-American. The icing on the cake was a panel of "jorunalists" agreeing that, if the early/eastern states show a big Obama lead on 4 Nov, then it would be "negligent" not to announce that...
  • Early voting sets records (37% have voted in El Paso County, CO)

    11/01/2008 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies · 1,408+ views
    The Gazette ^ | October 31, 2008 - 4:01PM | PAM ZUBECK
    More than a third of registered voters already have cast a ballot More than a third of El Paso County's nearly 400,000 registered voters took advantage of the chance to vote early, with record numbers casting ballots ahead of Election Day or sending them in by mail. Voters on long lines Friday that snaked through the lobby of Centennial Hall and past storefronts in The Citadel mall and Chapel Hills Mall praised election workers for how smoothly it ran despite waits of up to three hours to cast a ballot. The large numbers who voted early were no guarantee there...
  • Romney boosts McCain in Colorado

    10/31/2008 8:12:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies · 1,697+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/31/2008
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will campaign in Colorado Springs and the Denver area Saturday for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Romney will appear in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village at 6:30 Saturday night. Romney will be at Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center at 4:30 p.m. in Colorado Springs.
  • Long lines to vote early (Colorado Springs, CO)

    10/31/2008 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies · 2,132+ views
    koaa ^ | October 31st 2008 | David Tauchen
    Big turnout meant big lines on the last day of early voting in Colorado. Thousands of people lined up at the three voting locations in Colorado Springs. Wait times exceeded 3 hours. "I'm shocked," said Lisa Schmick as she joined the line at Centennial Hall where the line stretched out the door. "I thought everybody voted on the 4th. I thought ...'we're going to beat the lines coming early'". The line there was so long some got frustrated and just gave up. "It's pretty discouraging," said Louis Spicciati, who decided to leave and come back on November 4th. "You've got...
  • Colo. public employee pension fund plunges $10B

    10/31/2008 4:07:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 470+ views
    AP ^ | October 30, 2008
    A pension fund covering 413,000 Colorado public employees and retirees has lost $10 billion in market value through mid-October. The drop in the assets of the Public Employee's Retirement Association raises the prospect of higher contribution rates or lower benefits if the market doesn't improve quickly. Colorado PERA had been hoping ...
  • For McCain, A Start-Of-The-Week, Swing States Ad Surge

    10/29/2008 8:12:56 AM PDT · by flattorney · 14 replies · 1,140+ views
    Nielsen ^ | October 28th, 2008 | Staff
    Yesterday Sen. John McCain boosted his TV advertising units in seven key swing states — Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, closing the gap between his advertising and Sen. Barack Obama’s. On Sunday, Oct. 26, McCain ran just 331 TV ad units in those seven states — 308% fewer than the 1,350 ad units Obama ran that day. But on Monday, Obama’s lead in these key battleground states shrank to 113% — or a margin of 1,528 ad units, after McCain’s campaign increased the number of TV ad units it ran in those states by 308%, to 1,353...
  • NRA goes up with its own "closing argument"

    10/28/2008 10:48:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 1,982+ views
    politico.com ^ | October 27, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    The NRA is going up in 10 battleground states with an featuring a tough-talking Chuck Norris touting the Second Amendment and warning against those unnamed politicians who have not supported gun rights. "He’s an American badass," said Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist, of Norris. Cox wouldn't say how much they were spending on the ad, but that it would be on broadcast and cable, cycled into a seven-figure buy they have up now. They'll air the spot in Colorado, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The NRA has spent millions going after Barack Obama...
  • For many evangelicals, it will be the end of the world if Obama wins (Colorado)

    10/27/2008 8:59:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 54 replies · 2,191+ views
    Irish times ^ | October 28, 2008
    The evangelical movement is fearful on many fronts, Mark Hennessy discovers in Colorado Springs QUIETLY SPOKEN, religiously and politically conservative, and living in the heartland of evangelical Christianity in the US, Daniel Lopez pondered the end of time that could come if Barack Obama becomes president. "When I think of it, it brings to mind the prophecies that the Bible tells us about," said Lopez, sitting in the shade outside Focus on the Family's headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "On the one hand, it is exciting for us as conservatives because we can actually see what God prophesied coming about;...
  • A Guillotine at the Obama Rally

    10/27/2008 7:55:18 PM PDT · by diefree · 50 replies · 3,513+ views
    LGF ^ | 10272008 | El Marco
    Via El Marco, this is what was going on at Obama’s festival today in Denver, Colorado.
  • Colo. Dems worry about getting voters to turn out ("Sweating")

    10/27/2008 7:37:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 1,504+ views
    Examiner ^ | October 27, 2008 | STEVEN K. PAULSON
    DENVER (Map, News) - Some Colorado Democrats are starting to sweat after the state released numbers showing that mail ballots and early voting in key counties are not what they expected. The latest figures from the secretary of state's office, compiled before Democrat Barack Obama's Sunday rallies in Colorado, showed that 22 percent of Democratic voters in Denver who received mail ballots have sent them back. In contrast, 26 percent of Republicans who received mail ballots have returned them. In Adams County, a quarter of registered voters from both parties returned their ballots, and in Pueblo, 20 percent did. Mike...
  • Where’s Obama on gun rights?

    10/27/2008 12:39:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 837+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | October 22, 2008 | Masthead Editorial
    Brilliantly, Democrats have kept the issue of guns out of the presidential campaign. Guns have barely been mentioned, with the exception of Barack Obama's gaffe about rubes clinging to Bibles and guns, his cautious support of the Supreme Court's Heller decision, and pop culture references to GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin killing moose. Democrats have long been on the losing end of the gun-rights debate, which has cost them countless elections. Quietly, on Oct. 13, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - one of the most radical gun control organization in the United States - endorsed Obama. It's...
  • 100,000 at Obama Rally? (only 34,000 capacity where he spoke)

    10/26/2008 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 73 replies · 3,901+ views
    100,000 at Obama Rally? CBS News says 100,000 greeted Obama at a rally in Denver today: Barack Obama drew a crowd of 100,000, according to police estimates, in his third visit to Colorado since the Democratic Convention. Speaking at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver, Obama appeared to be stunned by the sea of supporters. "Goodness gracious! Who are those folks way at the top of the capitol over there? Unbelievable!" he said to cheers. Ben Smith notes, however, this Denver Post dispatch: Denver police estimated the crowd at more than 100,000. Civic Center park holds 34,000, and there...
  • Police: 100,000 Rally With Obama In Denver

    10/26/2008 2:16:16 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 85 replies · 3,082+ views
    CBS4 Denver ^ | Oct 26, 2008
    Barack Obama is jumping on John McCain's statement that he shares a "common philosophy" with President Bush as evidence that his Republican rival is out of touch. Speaking to an enormous crowd that filled a Denver park, Barack Obama said McCain finally gave us a little "straight talk." He was referring to McCain's comment during a televised interview Sunday that "of course" he and Bush share the philosophy of the Republican Party. The Democratic presidential contender said that philosophy amounts to giving more to millionaires and billionaires in hope that it trickles down. Obama and McCain are competing intensely for...
  • Denver crowd goes wild for McCain (John Elway campaigns too!)

    10/25/2008 6:57:11 PM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 44 replies · 2,519+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | Karen E. Crummy
    The first of McCain's three Colorado stops Friday began with introductions by two former Broncos. John Lynch and John Elway warmed up the crowd to ear-splitting applause. Elway said McCain knows how to show "leadership and sacrifice for the good of the team." Turning to the candidate, he said "It's the fourth quarter, and some have counted you out. But I know a thing or two about comebacks." Elway urged everyone to vote. "We need to put someone in the White House who puts country first." Early in the event, protesters disrupted McCain's speech. A small group was chanting and...
  • Obama rally set for Sunday in Civic Center park [HELP FREEP THIS EVENT]

    10/25/2008 1:29:35 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 28 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/24/08 | Ann Schrader
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will speak at an 11:30 a.m. Sunday rally in Denver's Civic Center park. Obama will address a second rally at 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.
  • Calif. GOP puts $3 million into Nevada and Colorado

    10/25/2008 10:27:17 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 488+ views
    Talk about your Western states shoot-out. The California Republican Party is sending $3 million to neighboring states of Nevada and Colorado to help in last minute get out the vote efforts in the critical battlegrounds. That's $2 million to Colorado and $1 million to Nevada, we're told. The latest polls from RealClearPolitics.com show Democratic Sen. Barack Obama holding a lead in both states, ahead in Colorado by an average 5.4 percentage points, and leading in Nevada by an average of 3.3 percentage points. Here's the official statement from the state GOP:
  • McCain Rally Denver Colorado After Action

    10/25/2008 9:49:49 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 6 replies · 1,108+ views
    October 25, 2008
    Thursday afternoon, I received an email from the McCain campaign to let everyone know that Senator McCain was holding a rally in Denver on Friday. I got up very early and was able to get a good spot. I took quite a few photos, however the backlighting goofed up the focus on a lot of them. Here are some of the best. Former Republican Gov. Bill Owens was there. He asked people to knock on doors, call their neighbors and put up yard signs. Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, and former Broncos safety John Lynch were there along with...
  • Calif. GOP puts $3 million into Nevada and Colorado

    10/25/2008 8:01:09 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 34 replies · 665+ views
    Talk about your Western states shoot-out. The California Republican Party is sending $3 million to neighboring states of Nevada and Colorado to help in last minute get out the vote efforts in the critical battlegrounds. That's $2 million to Colorado and $1 million to Nevada, we're told.
  • Racism at John McCain Rally--Denver, CO (YouTube Video)

    10/24/2008 5:16:03 PM PDT · by fuzzybutt · 124 replies · 2,813+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | October 24, 2008 | Youtube
    YouTube posted video.
  • Bad news for Obama in early Colorado voting.

    10/24/2008 4:59:32 PM PDT · by BillyM · 125 replies · 5,556+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | 24/10/2008 | Hillbuzz
    105,277 - Democrats = 49.92% 105,615 - Republicans = 50.08% √ 338 = Difference between the two = 0.16% And remember: not all of those Democrats are voting Obama. We know 30 Democrats right here in Chicago who voted early — and voted Republican for the first time in our lives. We bet there’s a higher percentage of Democrats voting Republican in Colorado this year than any year in the past.
  • McCain In Durango Co - Live Feed

    10/24/2008 4:52:58 PM PDT · by curth · 21 replies · 1,420+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/24/2008 | Curth
    CNN has a live feed of McCain's rally in Durango Co. It looks like it is just getting ready to start. http://www.cnn.com/video/live/live_asx.html?stream=stream3 Now for some soap to clean the cnn scuz off of myself.
  • Coloradans at Palin rally tell the truth about Hussein "Muslim communist" [video]

    10/24/2008 3:09:34 PM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies · 1,260+ views
    Youtube ^ | 10.24.2008
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  • Republicans out of Musgrave seat, too (RNC Won't Help Strong Conservative!)

    10/24/2008 8:18:57 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 29 replies · 654+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/22/08
    ...Multiple sources with knowledge of GOP spending decisions tell The Scorecard the National Republican Congressional Committee has pulled ad money from Colorado's Fourth Congressional District, where Rep. Marilyn Musgrave faces a difficult race for a fourth term. The NRCC has already invested just over $800,000 on Musgrave's behalf, including a $376,000 media buy this week, according to FEC reports filed Monday. Those ads will continue to run, leaving Musgrave without GOP backing for the final week before Election Day.
  • Colorado Early Voting Shows a Close Race (don't buy the DBM Bravo Sierra!!)

    10/24/2008 1:20:40 PM PDT · by johncocktoasten · 52 replies · 1,420+ views
    5280.com ^ | 10/23/08 | Jeralyn Merritt
    Thursday, October 23, 2008 Colorado Early Voting Shows a Close Race Despite the polls showing Senator Barack Obama with a significant lead over John McCain in Colorado, 9News reports that the early numbers for the first two days of voting show the race may be close. According to early voting statistics posted by Colorado’s Secretary of State on Tuesday, 96,104 mail-in ballots were returned by Democrats. Republicans turned in 99,306. When looking at the number of voters who showed up at early voting centers, 9,173 were Democrats and 6,309 were Republicans.
  • GOP slashes ad spending in Colorado (Pulling Out of Colorado?)

    10/23/2008 9:09:35 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 116 replies · 2,512+ views
    KSBY-TV ^ | 10-23-2008
    <p>Republicans are slashing their television advertising at Colorado's three biggest television stations, a troubling sign for presidential nominee John McCain.</p> <p>McCain is headed to Colorado Friday, but public records provided by three Denver stations show the GOP this week cut their ad spending for McCain by 46%.</p>
  • McCain in Colorado for TWO Rallies Friday Oct. 24!!!

    10/22/2008 5:45:11 AM PDT · by RockyMtBuckeye · 28 replies · 1,689+ views
    John McCain in Colorado Details: DENVER WHEN: Friday, Oct 24th Doors Open at 7:30 am - Program Begins at 9:00 am WHERE: National Western Arena 4655 Humbolt St. Denver, CO 80216 TICKETS: You must have a ticket to enter the event. Tickets are free and can be picked up at one of the following locations: McCain-Palin 2008 Headquarters 6334 South Racine Cir, Suite 200 Centennial, CO 80111 Open 9:00 am - 8:00 pm daily Colorado Victory Headquarters 5950 S. Willow Dr., Suite 201 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Open 9:00 am - 8:00 pm daily Highlands Ranch Victory Office 9135 Ridgeline...
  • John Elway to join McCain at Denver rally Friday

    10/23/2008 2:23:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,376+ views
    Broncos great John Elway will join Sen. John McCain at the Republican presidential candidate's rally tomorrow in Denver. McCain is scheduled to speak around 9 a.m. at the National Western Arena, and the campaign said tickets are going fast. The tickets, which are required for entry, may be picked up at the campaign office at 6334 S. Racine Circle in Centennial. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
  • Palin Visit Energizes Colorado Supporters

    10/21/2008 7:32:33 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies · 1,114+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 10/21/08 | Karen E. Crummy and Nancy Lofholm
    ...In Loveland, when a woman yelled out "Obama!" and was booed, Palin interjected: "Keep her in here so she can learn a little bit."[snip] "It's going to come down to what we believe in," she said. "America is not the problem; America is the solution."[snip] "Now is not the time to experiment with socialism," she said, receiving huge cheers....
  • Palin dubs Obama: 'Barack the Wealth Spender'

    10/21/2008 7:47:38 AM PDT · by GVnana · 44 replies · 1,223+ views
    CNN political ticker ^ | 10/21/2008 | Peter Hamby
    Palin dubs Obama: 'Barack the Wealth Spender' October 21, 2008 Posted: 10:00 AM ET From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby Palin has a new nickname for Obama. GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (CNN) — Taking “Joe the plumber” wordplay to an unprecedented new level, Sarah Palin on Monday dubbed Barack Obama “Barack the Wealth Spender” for his plan to offer tax credits to lower and middle-income wage earners. Palin revealed the new moniker at an outdoor rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she also introduced a new working-class hero into the ever-expanding pantheon of “Joe the plumber”-types who oppose to Obama’s tax...
  • Complete Sarah Palin Speech at Suplizio Field (45 mins)

    10/21/2008 7:22:07 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 9 replies · 898+ views
    NBC 11 news ^ | Oct 20, 2008
    Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin spoke Monday night at Suplizio Field
  • Could 'Palin factor' save McCain?

    10/21/2008 9:15:11 AM PDT · by Wegotsarah.com · 44 replies · 1,279+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-21-08 | Cnn
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado (CNN) -- As the presidential campaigns enter their final days, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is getting getting the rock star treatment, drawing much bigger crowds than her running mate, Sen. John McCain. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was greeted like a rock star by supporters at a rally in Colorado on Monday. But it's still a mystery whether the "Palin factor" will drive enough conservatives to the polls to offset Sen. Barack Obama's gains with independent voters. During her stops in battleground states, Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, has continued her role as the main attack dog....
  • Police drag protesters away from Palin motorcade

    10/21/2008 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies · 1,575+ views
    Police drag protesters away from Palin motorcade * Story Highlights * Eight to 10 protesters dart in front of Palin's car in Grand Junction, Colorado * Officers grab protesters, drag them out of way of oncoming motorcade * Palin's vehicle passes without a problem as other protesters chant from sidewalk * Police prevented injuries since vehicles likely wouldn't have stopped, official says (CNN) -- Protesters tried to block the motorcade of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Grand Junction, Colorado, on Monday, but police dragged them out of the way. The incident -- just feet from the car carrying...
  • Todd Palin to pal around with sportsmen today in Colorado

    10/21/2008 1:59:43 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 18 replies · 830+ views
    Colorado Independent ^ | Oct 21, 2008 | David O. Williams
    Alaska’s “First Dude,” as the media has dubbed Todd Palin, will be out to prove he isn’t the “First Dud” today as he follows in his governor and Republican vice presidential nominee wife Sarah Palin’s footsteps on the campaign stump in Colorado. Todd Palin, according to the Vail Daily, is hitting a diner in Eagle, a Village Inn restaurant in Glenwood Springs and a Bass Pro Shop in Denver the day after his wife pulled off a whirlwind rally tour of Colorado – stopping in Colorado Springs, Loveland and Grand Junction before heading to Nevada today. The goateed Palin, a...
  • Palin Rally Breaks Record - Grand Junction, CO

    10/20/2008 10:17:45 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 81 replies · 6,054+ views
    KREXtv ^ | October 20, 2008 | Peter Schaller
    With just 15 days to go until Election Day, there was a record breaking crowd at Suplizio. According to Mesa County Republicans the rally drew 22,000 people making it the biggest in Grand Junction's history. The speech was only about 15 minutes, but it touched on a variety of issues from energy independence to the economy.
  • Palin to Appear on Dr. Dobson Radio Show

    10/20/2008 7:38:08 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 45 replies · 1,209+ views
    CBN News ^ | October 20, 2008 | David Brody
    Sarah palin heads into friendly territory Wednesday when she will be on Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family radio program. Read more from the Colorado Springs Gazette below: One of Sarah Palin's most prominent local supporters, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, didn't go to her rally Monday at Sky Sox stadium, but he did manage to sneak in a phone interview with her after the event. The 18-minute interview will air Wednesday on Dobson's "Focus on the Family" radio show. Tom Minnery, senior vice president of government and public policy of Focus on the Family Action, the...
  • Report: McCain Advisor Calls Colorado 'Gone'

    10/20/2008 7:16:29 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 109 replies · 3,887+ views
    Report: McCain Advisor Calls Colorado 'Gone' POSTED: 7:52 pm MDT October 20, 2008 DENVER -- John McCain's campaign is denying a report that advisers are considering ceding Colorado to Barack Obama. A CNN story on Monday cited unnamed McCain strategists and advisers as saying the prospect of the Republican presidential candidate winning Colorado, as well as Iowa and New Mexico, looked bleak. They also reportedly said the Obama campaign was in a better position to get out the vote in Colorado. McCain's regional spokesman Tom Kise says the report isn't true and that pulling back in Colorado isn't on the...
  • Oct 20 Palin Rally in Loveland, Co After Action Report(and Stop Obama Tour pictures)HEAVY GRAPHICS

    10/20/2008 4:59:36 PM PDT · by jan in Colorado · 99 replies · 4,957+ views
    FReeper Eyewitness | October, 20. 2008 | Jan in Colorado
    For those of you that don't live in a swing state, I hope this report will make you feel like you were here cheering Governor Palin on right along with me! First I want to share a few pictures from "Your Country Deserves Better" Stop Obama Tour, that stopped in Denver yesterday evening. It would have been great to have had a bigger crowd, but we had an awesome time. I met FReeper mtngrandpa and his wife, and FReepers Syncro and impeach98 who are fortunate enough to be traveling with the tour bus. These are three hard working FReepers, doing...
  • Palin Becomes Increasingly Accessible To The National Media

    10/20/2008 3:59:02 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 5 replies · 736+ views
    CBS News ^ | October 20, 2008 | Scott Conroy
    COLORADO SPRINGS) It was less than two weeks ago when Sarah Palin astonished her traveling press corps by lifting the curtain (literally) and journeying to the back of her campaign plane to answer reporters’ questions for the first time after 40 days on the campaign trail. But the candidate who has been criticized for having a bunker mentality when it came to the national media can now lay legitimate claim to being more accessible than either Joe Biden or Barack Obama. In the past two days alone, Palin has answered questions from her national press corps on three separate occasions....
  • Palin promises lower taxes, more oil production and a balanced budget

    10/20/2008 2:37:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies · 501+ views
    greeleytribune.com ^ | October 20, 2008 | greeleytribune.com
    epublican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said the country needs someone tough in the White House now more than ever. "We need John McCain," she said before a crowd of thousands of cheering fans at Budweiser Events Center in Loveland on Monday morning. Palin referenced the Colorado Eagles hockey team when she came out, playing on the "hockey mom" theme that made her particularly popular among middle class moms and families. Palin spoke about the economy, taxes, business and the difference between McCain and Obama. Palin also signed "Country First" signs given by the campaign for more than 20 minutes...
  • CBS: SARAH MORE FREQUENT INTERVIEWS (AND ROCKIN')!

    10/19/2008 10:40:45 PM PDT · by Wegotsarah.com · 21 replies · 1,578+ views
    CBS ^ | 10-20-08 | Scott Conroy
    COLORADO SPRINGS) It was less than two weeks ago when Sarah Palin astonished her traveling press corps by lifting the curtain (literally) and journeying to the back of her campaign plane to answer reporters’ questions for the first time after 40 days on the campaign trail. But the candidate who has been criticized for having a bunker mentality when it came to the national media can now lay legitimate claim to being more accessible than either Joe Biden or Barack Obama. In the past two days alone, Palin has answered questions from her national press corps on three separate occasions....