Kid Rock opened for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo., Tuesday evening. The Republican ticket was greeted by about 10,000 supporters, and event staff said they turned thousands away after the venue reached capacity.
Romney asserted that Barack Obama is running a failing campaign on a dwindling strategy.
"Look at the Obama campaign, it’s reduced to talking about smaller and smaller things, they’re talking about saving characters on Sesame Street," Romney said.
"What you’re seeing from the Obama campaign is an incredibly shrinking campaign," he went on. "The president is out of ideas, he’s out of excuses, and in November, you’re going to make sure he’s out of office."
One young attendee, an 18-year-old freshman at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Morgan Reuter, said that Romney’s speech captured her previously undecided vote.
"I decided to come because I’ve been kind of iffy and I really wanted to hear what Romney had to say," Reuter said. "Honestly, he convinced me to vote for him."
The rally mirrors the mounting intensity and excitement in Colorado, where the presidential election remains a virtual toss-up.