There was a time when Colorado was largely an afterthought when it came to the race for the White House. But this week it seems that the very center of Government will be in Denver with candidate visits, a nationally televised debate – and just about every surrogate one can think of campaigning on behalf of Mitt Romney or President Obama.
Colorado is a good venue for a presidential debate focusing on domestic issues. The first of three highly anticipated debates between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will take place Wednesday at the University of Denver.
The state is known for its independent voting streak, and much like the rest of the country, there are sharp political divides about the role of government in the economy. In Colorado, those differences grow from two distinct population centers.