The Obama campaign RV at Colorado College Saturday.
Although Mitt Romney’s surrogate bus tours have gotten more press for their swings through Colorado, sometimes with a relatively big name along for the ride but also headlined by such “B-list” Colorado politicos as GOP ex-gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez and CD-2 also-ran Kevin Lundberg, last week another bus tour–make that a more modest-looking RV tour–started making its way around the state. But as KREX-TV in Grand Junction reported Friday, it’s all about the people inside:
Dozens of supporters greeted several major players in Colorado’s Democratic Party, including Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Michael Bennet, Lt. Gov. Joseph Garcia and Sen. Gail Schwartz…
“Here on the Western Slope, the president has understood our fight for land, water and people, and there’s been so much good that has been done here in Colorado. He understands the importance of making sure there’s jobs for everybody here in America, and he basically saved the United States of America from a second great depression,” said Salazar. “We’re coming back; we’re doing a lot better then we were two or three years ago, and that’s because the president’s policies are taking place.”
Sen. Mark Udall speaks to students at Colorado College Saturday.
On Saturday, the Obama RV tour was headlined by Sen. Mark Udall, with stops in Pueblo and Colorado College in Colorado Springs (see photos above), then on to the Denver area where former Gov. Roy Romer reportedly spoke. Today, fully eight stops are scheduled throughout the Denver metro area, featuring Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Rep. Diana DeGette, and former Mayor Wellington Webb among many others.
Both sitting U.S. Senators, the state’s governor, the mayor of the largest city and state capital, members of Congress, various attending state representatives and other candidates–if this sounds more like a political “A-list” than a tour headlined by “Both Ways Bob,” whose last political relevance was getting drilled in 2006 by Bill Ritter, that’s because it is.