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Just last night a friend and I were talking about the campaign and, ummm,  "The Debate" and I mentioned how awesome Michelle is on the stump and what a treat it would be to see her in CO.

Little did I know.......

On the way home heard the new that Michelle would be in Castle Rock, CO, in one of Colorado's most Republican, wealthy, homogeneous and conservative counties.

The First Lady took the campaign to the heart of suburban, hard-core Republican, mostly-white, mostly-conservative Colorado today. The campaign made a stop in Castle Rock, CO, just south of Denver on the I-25 corridor.

To prove the societal bias, even the two-bit reporter and headline writer from the Denver Post couldn't resist being snarky about this most auspicious First Lady:

First lady Michelle Obama repeats message in Castle Rock, wraps 2-day visit
Beyond the snark there's good news:

CASTLE ROCK — First Lady Michelle Obama addressed a crowd of 3,100 in Castle Rock Thursday, boasting about her husband's character and the importance of this presidential election.

Stumping at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Obama said the country could not afford to go backward with Republican policies.

"We believe in an America where every child should have a good school that pushes them," she said. "We believe in an America where no one goes broke because they get sick."

We know the message. I love this messenger.

Here's some more cynical snark from the Denver Post's Ryan Parker:

Castle Rock was the last leg of a two-day visit to Colorado for the First Lady who spoke at Fountain Middle School and Fort Lewis College in Durango on Wednesday. The first lady recycled remarks here she made in Fountain Wednesday.
F*** you, too, Ryan. The journalistic coup that politicians use the same speech will surely get you a Pulitzer.

But back to the positive; here's a report from CBS Denver:

This week, Michelle Obama visited Fountain, a city south of Colorado Springs, and also headlined an event in Durango Wednesday.

Obama told crowds that this year’s race will be closer than it was four years ago when President Obama became the first Democrat since 1992 to carry Colorado.

She urged supporters to spend the final days leading up to the election making sure newly registered voters turn in ballots.

“This journey is going to be hard,” said Obama.

At all three stops, Michelle Obama talked up the president’s first term. She argued that the economy has improved since her husband took office, that the health care overhaul has improved the lives of Americans and that college students have been helped by expanded Pell grants.

“All our hard work, all the progress we’ve made, it’s all on the line,” she said.

Some great OFA pictures here.

Would like to have more, but the simple fact the campaign took their message to the Republican Heartland is a good sign to me.

Go, Michelle!

Originally posted to Zappatero on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 05:20 PM PDT.

Also republished by Colorado COmmunity.

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