Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have made their final 2012 campaign appearances in swing state Colorado.
Romney drew 17,000 to Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening and Obama hosted 20,000 at Community College of Aurora late Sunday evening.
In the last weekend of the campaigns, Romney told Coloradans that he can offer “real change,” which Obama continued to dispute.
“The question of this election comes down to this – do you want more of the same or do you want real change?” Romney said Saturday night. “President Obama promised change but he could not deliver change. Now I promise change and I have a record of achieving real change.”
Obama retorted Sunday night that Romney’s policies are not new. “You’ve got to give him credit, Gov. Romney is a pretty talented salesman, and in this campaign, he’s tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas that didn’t work and offer them up as new ideas, he says they’re change,” Obama said.
“You know what real change looks like. I’ve got the stars to prove it, I’ve got the grey hair to show it,” he said. An audience member yelled, “And it looks good, baby!”
“I appreciate that,” Obama said.
The candidates remain locked in Colorado polls, though Republicans lead in early voting. Paul Ryan will campaign in Johnstown, Colo., near livestock and agriculture-rich Greeley on Monday. It is expected to be the last candidate visit before the Nov. 6 election.