Thursday, August 9, 2012

Obama at CC: Listen here!

Posted by on Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 5:20 PM

President Barack Obama, you know, the leader of the free world and all that, campaigned at Colorado College earlier today, to a crowd of around 4,000 people.

And you can hear the full speech here, captured (in mediocre quality) on my audio recorder:

... which relieves me from having to repeat a whole bunch of catchy political slogans and whatnot here.

The speech was very general actually, not even specific to Colorado save for mention of a Pueblo water project, dating back to a Kennedy administration initiative, that Obama's office has supported.

One friend of mine commented that he was surprised that mere weeks after the Aurora shooting, Obama failed to address the shooting or any plans for dealing with gun violence in the state or the nation.

Despite my friend's measured support, the rest of the crowd was clearly enthusiastic for the president's visit. At least until they were affected by the strong sunlight; a number fainted, one of those briefly interrupting the president's speech.

Here are some photos taken from a press area on the east side of the stage:

Barack Obama Colorado College
  • Matthew Schniper
  • When determined to move forward, it helps to put on a stoic face.

Ken Salazar Colorado College
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Secretary of Interior and Colorado College alum Ken Salazar helps introduce the president.

Barack Obama Colorado College
  • Matthew Schniper
  • This is what around 4,000 people who like to shout, "Four more years!" look like.

Barack Obama Colorado College
  • Matthew Schniper
  • Now that's a great smile. The president works the crowd after his campaign speech.

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