• America Forward! second stop: Denver, Colorado

    President Obama in Denver

    President Obama is on a non-stop tour through eight states in less than 48 hours. On the second leg, the President dropped by Denver to ask Coloradans for their vote:

    “Right now it’s up to you, Colorado—right here, right now, today. You will choose the path we take. It's up to young people to make sure that they continue to have opportunities in the future to go to college, to get a good job. It’s up to the not-so-young people … including me, to choose what we leave behind for future generations.

    “So you can choose the top-down policies that got us into this mess, or we can choose the policies that are going to keep on getting us out of this mess. You can choose a foreign policy that’s wrong and reckless, or you can choose the steady, strong leadership that we need in the world.

    “You can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and immigrants and gays or, in this election, you can stand up for that basic principle that we are all created equal. That no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, no matter who you love, here in America, you can make it if you try.

    “Colorado, we have been through some tough years. But the American people are always tougher. We always bounce back because we pull together, because we look after one another. We don't turn back. We go forward. We don't leave anybody behind—we pull them up with us. In America, our destiny is not written for us, it’s written by us. And we are going to write the next chapter together. And that’s why I am asking you for your vote.”

    Campaign trail Barack Obama