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  1. Hannah Herried, a longtime Boulder, Colorado resident and senior at CU Boulder, says that there has been substantially less tumult this election than she witnessed in Boulder, a liberal hub, in 2008.
"Last election I drove around campus on a party bus with the Beastie Boys [on Election Day], there is nowhere near that amount of excitement this time."
Herreid says that she worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign, and recalls watching votes come in at Boulder Outlook Hotel.
"It was like an explosion when the votes came in, everyone was screaming and crying and hugging and, it’s so exciting just remembering it. And the next day it was the same thing," she says.
Herreid attests that young voters on the Boulder campus primarily voted early this year, like she did. Although Republicans led in early voting numbers in the state, she continues to believe that Obama will win the 2012 election.
"The thing is that I want Obama to win," Herreid said Tuesday. "I think the majority of the country realizes that he is on the right track and changing leadership now is not going to help anyone."

    Hannah Herried, a longtime Boulder, Colorado resident and senior at CU Boulder, says that there has been substantially less tumult this election than she witnessed in Boulder, a liberal hub, in 2008.

    "Last election I drove around campus on a party bus with the Beastie Boys [on Election Day], there is nowhere near that amount of excitement this time."

    Herreid says that she worked on Obama’s 2008 campaign, and recalls watching votes come in at Boulder Outlook Hotel.

    "It was like an explosion when the votes came in, everyone was screaming and crying and hugging and, it’s so exciting just remembering it. And the next day it was the same thing," she says.

    Herreid attests that young voters on the Boulder campus primarily voted early this year, like she did. Although Republicans led in early voting numbers in the state, she continues to believe that Obama will win the 2012 election.

    "The thing is that I want Obama to win," Herreid said Tuesday. "I think the majority of the country realizes that he is on the right track and changing leadership now is not going to help anyone."

  2. Barack Obama made his 12th campaign stop in Colorado Thursday evening, when he touched down at University of Colorado-Boulder’s Coors Events Center.

    Greeted by 10,000 people — slightly fewer than his first two visits to the university — Obama spoke about continuing his 2008 sentiment of hope and change, which Allison Sherry at The Denver Post calls his "stick with me" message.

    "We’ve gotten done so much and we’ve never lost sight of the vision that we share, that you would have a voice, that there would be someone at the table fighting every day for middle class Americans," Obama said.

    As expected, the Thursday visit will not be the president’s last before the election. His campaign has tentatively announced a trip to the Community College of Aurora on Sunday, in the Denver suburb where the mass movie theater shooting occurred on July 20.

  3. Yes these numbers are true, but only if you take them in context. What does that 47 percent mean? … The same data shows that nearly two-thirds of households that paid no income tax did pay payroll taxes. And most people also pay some combination of state, local, sales, gas and property taxes.”

    - Lauri McNown, political science instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder specializing in the American presidency on Romney’s “47 percent” remarks secretly recorded at a Florida fundraiser.

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