Sam Levin's post about Vice President Joe Biden's Arvada appearance, during which he portrayed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as a liar who doesn't believe in the average American, prompted a wide range of reactions. Here's two that are about as far apart as can be imagined.
On Saturday morning, Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd in Arvada that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for a candidate who doesn't have confidence in average Americans. But after taking the stage at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre that night, Romney told thousands that a vote for him is for "love of ... More >>
In a race that remains very much a toss-up mere hours before election day, both sides can agree that a very small margin of voters will decide whether Colorado goes red or blue tomorrow. It is for that reason that some Republican Party officials in the state say they're particularly worried about re ... More >>
Editor's note: Election day is near, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you, not the least of which is whether to vote at all, as Josiah Hesse postulates in "Your vote doesn't matter: Why there are better things to do on election day." Hesse's colleague, Chris Utterback, tak ... More >>
Kids are able to express their frustrations in ways grown-ups can't -- but often wish they could. Case in point: The following video, in which Fort Collins four-year-old Abigael Evans sobs because "I'm tired of Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney." You're not alone, Abigael -- and your example may prompt f ... More >>
Sam Levin's coverage of Mitt Romney's appearance at Red Rocks spurred plenty of comments, many of which broke down along partisan lines. But one of our readers chose to eschew ideology in favor of an endorsement for something pretty much everyone can agree on about now. Here's his take.
Standing in front of around 10,000 supporters at by far his most extravagant Colorado rally of the presisdential race, Mitt Romney last night took in the breathtaking sight of Red Rocks Amphitheatre filled with cheering swing-state voters who want him to be the next president. "Wow, that's a Color ... More >>
Tonight, Mitt Romney is scheduled to headline Red Rocks, joined by vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Kid Rock (really). But while most observers feel Romney lost last night's third and final presidential debate, his performance apparently concerned a number of folks on Twitter enough to inspir ... More >>
Okay, so just when we thought we heard the last chords ring out for the year at Red Rocks comes word that the hills will once again be alive without the sound of music tomorrow night. There's another show slated for the Rocks, and this one's rather last minute and features a pair of acts supporting ... More >>
If you missed the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney last night, you might not be able to understand your friends' jokes this morning. Aside from an aggressively unexpected use of the phrase "gang bangers," last night also featured the much-memed line in which Romney men ... More >>
Even most liberal pundits concede that Mitt Romney won the debate at the University of Denver last week. But while this conclusion is overwhelming, it's not universal, as the following comment on our post-debate piece demonstrates.
I stopped by Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe last night, and the place was packed. Packed full of TV cameras, full of people who'd heard about the controversy that erupted after Cafe Society first reported that the family that owns the restaurant had declined to let Romney supporters use their place as a ... More >>
At Wednesday's debate, Mitt Romney casually said that if he's elected president, he'll cut funding to PBS -- and he specifically mentioned Big Bird seconds later. Fowl play! That was a serious harsh to the eight-foot tall, loveable yellow bird that has spent his entire career on Sesame Street, educa ... More >>
You knew Mitt Romney had won the presidential debate at the University of Denver last night when MSNBC commentators Chris Matthews and Ed Schultz -- pundits whose progressive tilt isn't exactly a secret -- seemed so mad they were practically spitting the second the ninety-minute face-off was over. I ... More >>
The wild round-about that was last night's presidential debate came with a big load of soundbytes ("And by the way, I like coal"), none of them more Google-friendly than Romney's take on the large yellow star of Sesame Street. Romney told the world he loves Big Bird but would still cut funding to PB ... More >>
Last night's presidential debate was a long time in the making for both the city and the University of Denver, and proponents of both sides are still weighing the results of the candidates' coal-loving, Big Bird-cutting, anniversary-celebrating round-about on domestic policy. Here, we take you insid ... More >>
While reporters at the University of Denver debate weren't actually in the main room where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled, part of the fun of being on site is the rapid-fire media tweeting. Given that the debate set Twitter records -- and inspired multiple spoof accounts -- we thought we'd lis ... More >>
Barack Obama may wish that he'd bitten off a bit more of Mitt Romney's noggin last night during the first presidential debate, but while he ponders that, the rest of us who are still flummoxed by what exactly happened last night, can take solace in wrapping our jaws around an all-American wiener. ... More >>
Campaigning in Colorado yesterday in advance of his appearance at tonight's debate at the University of Denver, Mitt Romney stopped at the Chipotle in Stapleton -- where he ordered extra guac with his burrito. He also got a side of sarcasm from our readers. - See also: Photo: Mitt Romney at Stapl ... More >>
Flanked by three of her eighteen grandchildren, Ann Romney told a crowd of supporters yesterday afternoon in Littleton that her husband is a compassionate man who doesn't fail. Her rally for Mitt on the eve of the high-stakes presidential debate in Denver shed light on the significance of Colorado i ... More >>
Our post about John Elway endorsing Mitt Romney spurred dozens of comments suggesting that the Broncos' Super Bowl hero loves Romney and previous Republican presidential nominees because he's wealthy. In response, one reader disputes this conclusion and argues that Obama supporters are engaging in h ... More >>
Last night, the Mitt Romney campaign got a lot of bounce from announcing the endorsement of John Elway -- and having Elway introduce Romney at a Wings Over the Rockies rally. In truth, though, Elway's declaration of support is about as surprising as Tim Tebow taking a knee after scoring a touchdown. ... More >>
Mitt Romney's been trying to portray himself as a regular guy -- so it's no surprise he stopped for lunch moments ago at a Stapleton-area Chipotle. His order? We're told it was a burrito with black beans, plus pork, Pico de gallo and guacamole, with the latter costing extra. Nice way to rub your wea ... More >>
Y'all, Mitt Romney ate at Chipotle earlier today. According to hungry and expert sources, the GOP's main man stopped by the Stapleton location of the Colorado staple and chowed down on a burrito with black beans, pork and pico de gallo. He even added guac -- which, as you know, costs extra. But, hey ... More >>
Sam Levin's coverage of Mitt Romney's recent rally in Jefferson County included a post featuring ten rally-goers weighing in on Romney's chances of victory in November. The conversation spurred by the latter wound up raising the question of the media's supposed liberal bias -- an assertion one reade ... More >>
The young woman seen outside a Colorado Springs Safeway in a video going viral (see it below) is up-front with the person capturing footage of her: She's interested in registering voters who'll mark their ballot for Mitt Romney. Problem is, she subsequently claims to be in the employ of the county c ... More >>
Mitt Romney's "The 47 Percent Feels Entitled to Eat Free Cake" vid clip had me thinking about a lot of things, but my brain kept inexplicably drifting back to Mittens' fifty-thousand-dollars-a-plate fundraiser, and wondering what sort of meal you get when you dump that kind of green. I'm of the spen ... More >>
Yesterday, CBS4's Shaun Boyd got a one-on-one opportunity to quiz presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney -- a nice coup for a local reporter. But Boyd's chat with Romney, seen in multiple clips below, made more news for his refusal to talk about Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin than the ... More >>
This week, we shared a CU forecast predicting a Mitt Romney win in Colorado and the U.S. as a whole based on data that also proved accurate when applied to past presidential races. But a new poll says Barack Obama is maintaining his close lead in Colorado. Who to believe? If there's one thing everyo ... More >>
Mitt Romney will win key swing states like Colorado and become the next president of the United States. So says a new study released this morning by the University of Colorado -- and the researchers behind the forecast say they have a solid methodology that ensures their predictions will probably ... More >>
Underscoring the importance of Colorado in the presidential election -- and the significance of Jefferson County in the race to win this key swing state -- Mitt Romney held a rally today in Golden, marking his first campaign stop since returning from his trip in Europe.
In response to the Aurora theater shooting on Friday, the presidential campaigns and super PACs that have been pouring money into television ads have all temporarily suspended commercials airing in Colorado. In Denver metro, that's at least a million dollars worth, according to one network source wi ... More >>
In addition to campaigns and super PACs pouring money into local television ads, one of the many (dubious?) perks of Colorado being a key swing state in the presidential election is lots and lots of polls. And there's good reason for all the attention: It's shaping up to be a very close race here. ... More >>
Put up or shut up. After a group of Democratic leaders staged a press conference last week to demand that Mitt Romney release more of his tax returns, ABC News asked the group if they would make public their 1040s, too. Several refused to do so -- but not Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland, whose tax posture ... More >>
Yesterday, we recapped presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's trip to Colorado, during which he labeled President Barack Obama the "outsourcer in chief" amid claims Romney did likewise during his business career. This I'm-rubber-you're-glue tack left one reader wondering what Mitt ... More >>
A poll released yesterday by a pro-Obama organization shows that voters, well, generally like the President more than Republican challenger Mitt Romney across five key swing states. And breaking down the data further shows that folks in Colorado appear to support Obama and dislike Romney at percen ... More >>
Mitt Romney spent yesterday in Colorado: raising cash in Aspen, visiting the fire zone in Colorado Springs and speaking in Grand Junction, where he attempted to flip the script on some of the many Barack Obama campaign commercials currently running in the state by labeling the President the "outsour ... More >>
Illustrating the importance of Colorado as a key battleground in the presidential election, Mitt Romney is campaigning in the state this week -- and the Dems aren't letting him get away without a counterattack. Romney is hosting a fundraiser in Aspen tonight and has an event tomorrow morning at a hi ... More >>
Editor's note: This election cycle, Westword is exploring the public records of television stations for information on how candidates are spending money on ads in Denver. So far, Barack Obama's campaign is spending more money than Mitt Romney's on Denver TV ads. A lot more.
As noted in a William Breathes post, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney wasn't pleased by a TV reporter's question about cannabis. The item whipped up plenty o' vitriol, with one memorable comment coming from a Ron Paul supporter.
Mitt Romney doesn't like marijuana or medical marijuana, and he doesn't want to hear your insignificant questions about the subject, either. At least, that's what he told CBS4's Shaun Boyd in an interview yesterday.
If Mitt Romney wins tonight in Michigan, he'll be one step closer to earning the Republican nomination to run against incumbent President Barack Obama. Romney has a ton of money, an impeccable head of hair and a hustler's spirit. While everybody's all worried about the economy this and recession tha ... More >>
It's news to no one that Mitt Romney is having difficulty finding common ground with the voters in his home state of Michigan. His image as a fortunate son of wealth and privilege often clashes with the down-home, middle- to low-class voters of the Great Lakes state. These coupon-clipping, Walmart s ... More >>
Mitt RomneyCops and Secret Service agents who protect Republican presidential hopefuls are dealing with a new kind of threat -- one that sparkles. Last Tuesday, Denver got into the act when Peter Smith, a college student and politics intern, was arrested after he tried to throw blue glitter o ... More >>
Mitt Romney.Is Mitt Romney the anti-Christ? Are his politics unbearably loathsome? Is his hair too perfect? The answers to those questions depend on your own point of view. But no matter what you believe, throwing glitter on someone is pretty much never the right way to express your feelings ... More >>
Vote for Denver blog posts. Colorado Pols on the decision of Dougco school board members to publicly endorse Mitt Romney. State's most politically controversial board strikes again? Roundball Mining Company's Charlie gives out harsh grades after the Nuggets' painful loss to Memphis. Denver Egotis ... More >>