PRESIDENTIAL VISIT: Obama flies in and out of Grand Junction

By: KKCO / AP Email
By: KKCO / AP Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) __ It was over before it was supposed to start. President Barack Obama surprised residents of the Grand Valley by showing up early for his scheduled campaign stop, but the crowd cheered as the commander in chief outlined why he should serve "four more years" in the White House.

He spoke about jobs, the economy and his opponent in the speech which was a little longer than 30 minutes.

Supporters packed the Grand Junction High School gym, fanning themselves as the event went on, but never losing enthusiasm.

The President had a few light moments, reminding the crowd to bend their knees (if they were standing) and joked that the First Lady, Michelle Obama no longer allows him to sing to others.

He also spoke seriously about his record, the economy and why the decision voters make in November will be one of the most important decisions in the future of the country.

President Barack Obama is emphasizing women's health issues on his campaign visit to Colorado.

The president started his visit on Wednesday with a rally in Denver, where he was introduced by Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke. She gained notoriety after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh called her a slut because she supports the Obama health care law's requirement that insurance companies cover contraception.

After the afternoon rally in Grand Junction, Obama arrived in Pueblo, where he is scheduled to speak Thursday. He also will speak in Colorado Springs.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Obama and Mitt Romney tied among voters in Colorado households earning between $30,000 and $50,000 per year. Obama leads among voters with lower incomes; Romney is favored by those making more.

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**The Associated Press also contributed to this report.**

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