Back on campaign trail, Obama stops in Colorado making third visit to CU

BOULDER, Colo. - Superstorm Sandy prevented President Barack Obama from campaigning in Colorado this week, but now the president is back on the trail and has Colorado at the top of his list.


Obama headlined an evening rally in the Democratic stronghold of Boulder on Thursday.  The president spoke to a packed house at the CU Coors Events Center.   It was his third visit to CU this year. 


The president wants to take advantage of a young crowd and Democratic base.  His speech was a "get out the vote" message but he also touted his accomplishments like health care and ending the war in Iraq.


"The war in Iraq is over and the war in Afghanistan is coming to an end," he said. "And Osama Bin Laden is dead."

"If you turn out for me. If you vote for me. We'll win Colorado again. We'll win this election. We'll finish what we started. We'll keep moving forward. We'll renew those bonds and reaffirm that spirit that make the United States the greatest nation on earth," he told the crowd.


The president scrapped a rally planned for Tuesday in Colorado Springs so that he could monitor hurricane damage from Washington, D.C.


Obama visited the New Jersey shore on Wednesday and assured victims that cleanup and recovery will continue.


Both campaigns are trying to cram in as many events as they can before polls close Tuesday. Vice President Joe Biden, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan all planned campaign stops in Colorado in the coming days.

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