Stevie Wonder, one of President Barack Obama's favorite performers, famously sang, "When you believe in things that you don't understand/Then you will suffer/Superstition ain't the way." Nonetheless, Obama seems to have a superstitious streak, especially when it comes to Denver -- and that could prove to be a good thing for Coloradans.
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As we all know, Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency here, and the electoral coalition his team assembled in the state is widely regarded to have been a key to his eventual victory nationwide; eyeball details in the January 16 blog "Colorado is First State Among Equals in NBC Correspondent Chuck Todd's New Obama Election Book." And now, as noted in Patricia Calhoun's Wake-Up Call entry this morning, Obama is signing his first major piece of legislation -- the $787 billion stimulus package -- at Denver's Museum of Nature and Science tomorrow.
Is the Big O hoping that a little more of that Mile High magic will rub off on his risky initiative? Probably so -- and bet even Stevie Wonder (not to mention the folks at Visit Denver) approve.