UPDATE: Romney to vist Grand Junction Tuesday

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) The event, titled “Town Hall with Mitt Romney and the Republican Team” is scheduled for 10 a.m. at Central High School. Doors open at 9 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to register in advance.

Romney will be in Colorado Monday night for an Aspen fundraiser – the details of which the campaign has declined to disclose. It is possible a second event will be added for later in the day Tuesday, but as of this morning details have not been finalized.

The stop continues Romney’s strategy of visiting places that are home to his base, rather than the suburban metro counties that folks on both sides of the aisle agree will decide the election. His previous campaign stops have included Fort Lupton and Craig. In both stops, the former Massachusetts governor focused his remarks largely on energy policy and the impact on jobs.

Energy is also a big issue in Mesa County, where Grand Junction is located. At 9.0 percent in May, it also has one of the highest unemployment rates in Colorado (where the state rate was 8.2 percent in May) giving Romney a backdrop to discuss – and hit President Obama on – both energy and the economy, as he has on previous stops.

Obama, meanwhile, just concluded his “Betting on America” bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he discussed the “two fundamentally different versions” of plans the candidates have for moving the economy forward.

According to the Mesa County Republican Party, doors open at 9:00am, and the program starts at 10:00am. The town hall meeting is at Central High School. That's at 550 Warrior Way in Grand Junction. To RSVP, or for more information, call (720) 443-1517, text (CO) to GOMITT (466488), or email TeamCO@mittromney.com.


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  • by Yes on Jul 10, 2012 at 04:26 AM
    Please google "white horse prophecy". I guarantee Al Qaida won't knock on my door today, but the mormons, I'm not so sure...
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      by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 at 02:45 PM in reply to Yes
      a lot to do about nothing.
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      by Doubter on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:19 PM in reply to Yes
      How many Mormons do you actually know? And if you do know any Mormons do you compare them to Al Qaida to their faces? I doubt that you do it is obvious you are a coward and a bigot. And NO I am not a Mormon.
  • by Old Timer on Jul 9, 2012 at 09:46 PM
    So how did Romney dodge a draft? I checked his biography and he got marrried in 1969 to Ann after serving a mission for the Morman Church. Now as I remember (and since I spent several years in Vietnam, I think I can speak from experience), there were not many married men over there. We were the young men who were not married and, for the most part, not in college or were those who flunked out. He was in college in 1966, before the war escalated. He spent 30 months on a mission for his church and came back to college and got married and continued college. I don't see anywhere that he dodged the draft but was just like thousands of other men who worked on their education. Sounds to me like some people here are trying to spread hate and discontent. How many of you haters actually spent time yourself in the military and how many went to war? I respect Romney and think he will do a better job than Obama. He has worked hard to improve himself and has made himself wealthy by hard work and ability. I want a man who has actually worked and has experience in business, not a man who has worked as a "community organizer" and who runs with anti-american hate mongers.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 at 02:49 PM in reply to Old Timer
      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/mitt-romney-vietnam-war-draft_n_1571288.html Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college deferments and a 31-month stretch as a "minister of religion" in France, a classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was being overused Selective Service records show that Mitt Romney had four draft deferments (between academic deferments and his work with the Mormon church). That's one less deferment than Dick Cheney got. Continue reading at NowPublic.com: Mitt Romney Lied About his Vietnam Draft Deferments | NowPublic News Coverage http://www.nowpublic.com/world/mitt-romney-lied-about-his-vietnam-draft-deferments-2941198.html#ixzz20G6pga4w http://2012.republican-candidates.org/Romney/Military.php • Before joining college, Romney had received a deferment from the draft as a Mormon 'minister of religion' for the duration of his missionary work in France, which lasted two and a half years
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        by Just Wondering on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:23 PM in reply to
        Just wondering how many years of service did Clinton and Obama have? If Romney's service is so important to you I wonder if it is important that the last two Democrat Presidents have not served. Unless you count "community organizer" as service.
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        by Old Timer on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:54 PM in reply to
        Since when is a college deferment "dodging the draft". sounds to me like a man who was working on a college degree and marriage, as thousands of others were doing also. They were not draft dodgers because the rules were set and they abided by the rules. I call BS on your comments....
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      by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 at 02:51 PM in reply to Old Timer
      Airborne, 11B1P! and I am a hater, you, after serving in Vietnam should not be so loving of a draft dodger. old timer.
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        by Old Timer on Jul 10, 2012 at 04:05 PM in reply to
        I don't see how he can be accused of dodging the draft. I've done the figures and they don't add up. You as an 11Bush should know how many are called up and yet, you seem to be as fixated as all the rest of the REMF's and want to talk trash. He did not serve because of college, church mission, marriage, and that does not make him a draft dodger. If it would, there would be hundreds of thousands of draft dodgers. You are wrong.....
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      by Anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 at 02:52 PM in reply to Old Timer
      I consider deferments as draft dodging...
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        by Old Timer on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:54 PM in reply to
        And I don't.....
  • by Loralie Location: Gj on Jul 9, 2012 at 07:51 PM
    Unlike Mitt some of us low life middle class losers have to work. I find it ironic the bully is speaking at a high school. Once a bully always a bully.
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      by Old Timer on Jul 9, 2012 at 09:56 PM in reply to Loralie
      I like to think that I am not a bully but I can remember a lot of incidents when I was going to school (so many years ago) that would classify as bullying today. It's part of being a kid and I don't think many of us could say (with an honest heart) that we didn't do something wrong when we were young. To me, this is not an issue and you are looking for something to dog on Romney for. Are you also against Obama for his drug and cocaine use or his casual sex...? If you're going to put one person down, it's only fair to do it to both sides.
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        by LoralieGj on Jul 10, 2012 at 06:12 AM in reply to Old Timer
        Romney is a bully in business and is life. Your excuses for him are laughable! Just like all right wing nuts you try to shift the attention from Romney and his inexcusable behavior to Obama. The man is a bully and the middle class and anyone who is not wealthy will feel his wrath if he is elected. The guy has a flawed sense of the real American and has no empathy for anyone of lesser means. Read some of the garbage he has spewed about doing away with HUD and other benefits for the less fortunate. He is a bully and the rich will get richer and the rest of us.....well we can just go away....
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          by Disgusted on Jul 10, 2012 at 06:36 AM in reply to LoralieGj
          Really? Remember when Barry bad mouthed the way special education kids bowl? Or when he had the "beer summit" after berating a police officer for doing his job? How about the classy way democrat cowards snuck through a bill unfit for debate under cover of darkness and holiday? These are classic examples of the "empathy" that this fine fellow has shown to anyone who is a citizen of this country.
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          by Old Timer on Jul 10, 2012 at 06:37 AM in reply to LoralieGj
          So...why are you still focusing on Romney but ignoring my question about Obama's drug use and casual sex. I hold those faults to be much more serious than kids being kids. Yet you want to focus on Romney and his ability to make something of himself. I want this kind of man as president since he has experience in the busines sector. I don't want Obama, who has no experience in business and has shown how flawed his policies are. Anybody But Obama.
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          by Loralei on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM in reply to LoralieGj
          Classic!!! Bullies are just kids being kids. Spoken like a true bully. How sad....
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          by Jealous Are You on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:34 PM in reply to LoralieGj
          What do you have against success? Is it because you lack the intelligence, motivation, ambition and courage to take risk and be successful? LOOOOSER!
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          by Loralei on Jul 11, 2012 at 09:16 PM in reply to LoralieGj
          Yeah...I'm the LOOOOSER. Take a look in the mirror. Old Timer.....no one is fooled. You are a bully in real life and now....congrats....you are a cyber-bully. You should be so proud.
  • by Old Timer on Jul 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM
    Personally, I want to go and listen to him. I think he has a lot of business sense and think that he can turn around (or slow down at least) this mess that Obama has gotten us into. And, for all you naysayers, Mormans are no more a cult than any other main stream religion. They have some of the best, caring, and polite people around and I absolutely respect what they do. Compare Romney to Obama, whom I believe is a closet Muslim, and I will take Romney anytime.
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      by Bad Johnny on Jul 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM in reply to Old Timer
      Old Timer, the most cogent, thoughtful comments yet. I completely agree with you.
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      by D on Jul 9, 2012 at 01:05 PM in reply to Old Timer
      Believing that Obama is a muslim is a form of Religion in itself.
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        by Old Timer on Jul 10, 2012 at 09:55 AM in reply to D
        I am religous and do believe in God. However, me calling Obama a closet Muslim is a comment about his upbringing as a child and attending Muslim religous training. If he is a Muslim, so be it. If he professes to be a Christian, so be it. I just think he leans too much towards Muslim in his core beliefs. I also think he leans dramatically towards socialism but that goes into a whole different area.
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          by D on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:01 AM in reply to Old Timer
          Like expressing support of gay marriage or women rights. Clearly a Muslim agenda. Got anything to back up your statements?
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      by Rick on Jul 9, 2012 at 02:52 PM in reply to Old Timer
      Old timer loves draft dodgers! And hearts Mo Mo's too!
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        by Old Timer on Jul 10, 2012 at 09:52 AM in reply to Rick
        I can't say that I love draft dodgers at all. I can say that I like Romney and don't see anything that indicates he is a draft dodger. Makes me wonder about your service to the country tho. And...since I am old, I have no idea what your comment of "hearts Mo Mo's" even comes close to meaning.
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      by Good Johnny on Jul 9, 2012 at 04:39 PM in reply to Old Timer
      Yeah, mor-mans aren't that bad, neither mor-womens, mor-children, mor-wives.....the mor the merrier!
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      by Good Johnny on Jul 9, 2012 at 04:48 PM in reply to Old Timer
      Neither candidate will acknowledge the 1.6 billion strong Muslim problem we have….Google headline: Libya first state to break Islamic trend after Arab Spring. Lie, Lie, Lie. Libya is nearly 100% Muslim, there were a few dozen Jews who left after the 60’s six day war. Meanwhile, we spill our brother’s and son’s blood for nada in the foreign sands. This week in Afghanistan, our promised ally for a $16 billion price tag, a woman videoed is shot eight times in the head for alleged adultery, similar things happen every day, and hundreds of men stand behind cheering, Allah Akbar!
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        by Good Johnny on Jul 9, 2012 at 04:51 PM in reply to Good Johnny
        And I support our troops. Bring them the F home.
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        by D on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:47 PM in reply to Good Johnny
        In other countries where shooting women is illegal religious fanatics try to deny them the right to make decisions about their own bodies.
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          by Good Johnny on Jul 9, 2012 at 06:31 PM in reply to D
          You are equating shooting a woman in the back of the head eight times for alleged adultery while scores of men cheer with the abortion debate? Whichever side you fall on the abortion debate, you are disgusting and a shame to women.
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        by D on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:07 AM in reply to Good Johnny
        @Good Johnny: Yes, I do compare them because there are clear examples of religious influences on what is considered moral and immoral without any regard to reason.
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          by Good Johnny on Jul 10, 2012 at 05:51 PM in reply to D
          I won't debate abortion, but I'm glad you aborted yours, if you had any, because they likely would have turned out just like you. You are a sick woman to defend Muslim violence against women.
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          by D on Jul 10, 2012 at 07:32 PM in reply to D
          @Good Johnny: Enough with the personal attacks already. You don't even get what I'm saying.
  • by D Location: GJ on Jul 9, 2012 at 08:44 AM
    What happened to gasoline prices talk? If it's Obama's fault when they go up, who's fault is it when they go down?
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      by Disgusted on Jul 9, 2012 at 09:50 AM in reply to D
      Are they down to $1.86/gl? That is what they were when Bush left office.
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        by D on Jul 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM in reply to Disgusted
        Must be his brilliant energy policy that brought prices from $4.1/gal to $1.60/gal within final several months of Bush in office. Oh, wait that was the economy going down the toilet. We need more of that...
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          by Disgusted on Jul 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM in reply to D
          Sorry, but lil Barry has had his turn up to bat and struck out miserably! More spending than all the presidents back to George........Washington that is.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM in reply to D
      Same argument one crappy guy versus the previous crappy guy oh and by the way, the next crappy guy is coming to town.
  • by Mikey on Jul 9, 2012 at 08:06 AM
    I will be dodging mitt the same way he dodged the draft, all you good ole GOPers will be there because, you love draft dodgers as a symbol of our Repubics only hope! Signed an independent, not a crappy democrat or crappy republican.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM in reply to Mikey
      What branch of service did Obama serve in? Oh wait, he didn't serve in the military either. Seems to me that we have had many more GOP service members than Dems. Also, you seem to think there is something crafty about that argument, but yet the military members much prefer a GOP president to a democratic one...
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        by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2012 at 02:59 PM in reply to
        You think I defend Bo? Like a cheerleader for that tool, lol. Your right Bo did not serve, but he did not chicken out either by numerous deferments. Other draft dodgers such as Cheney, Clinton, your hero Ted nugget deficated all over himself so he would not have to go to Vietnam. I would say, the number of vetran demos and repubs are probably equal, but as a vet, I dislike draft dodgers, you obviously are not a vet due to the fact that you seem to enable draft dodgers. I am not saying I love Bo, he is a loser, so is Romney, we have poor choices the lesser of two evils is a draft dodger! Call a spade a spade there sailor!
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          by Old Timer on Jul 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM in reply to
          Exactly how did Romney dodge the draft? Going to college, going on a mission for his church, and going back to college. Not like he ran to Canada or did anything to get out of service but simply that he was a full time student and got a deferral. And..I am a Vet and proud of it. And... I spent several years in Viet Nam and proud of it. And... if he had dodged the draft, I would say so. But what I see is a man who was furthering his education and was not called. I can think of many of my friends who were in the same boat. Quit being a hater.... If you count the eligible population (male - 18 to 25 years old) and compare that to the number of soldiers on duty during any war, you might find that not everybody has to serve. Your arguement doesn't make sense.
  • by Spelling on Jul 9, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    Phil: I'm fairly certain the majority of middle school children can spell the word 'our'...unlike someone else, apparently.
  • by Aspen Info on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:50 AM
    http://www.aspenbusinessjournal.com/article/id/1599/sid/1
  • by phil Location: GJ on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:41 AM
    Me, I like the way politics have gone in or country. Or have the middle school kids decided to post the comments here?
  • by Koch boys on Jul 9, 2012 at 05:10 AM
    Wonder why they don't want to disclose details of his fundraising event on Monday? Could it be that he's spending some time with the Koch Brothers; all three of them. He's going to get his marching orders from the Kochs, and more talking points to push THEIR agenda for this country. An agenda that only focuses on those at the top and leaves everyone else behind. If the Kochs have nothing to hide, then why all the secret meeting and fundraisers?
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