Crowd reacts to President's speech
People shared their thoughts on what President Obama said as they left Grand Junction High School
As people were walking to their cars everyone mentioned the energy inside the gym. They say President Obama really focused his speech on topics that relate to them personally, and that will help them with their decision on Novembers ballot.
"I thought it was amazing," first time voter Erica Arensman said. "It was better than I even expected it to be."
"It was wonderful to see our president and i'm so looking forward to having our president for the next four years," Obama supporter Anita Sherman said.
President Obama addressed thousands of Mesa County voters when he stopped in Grand Junction as part of his two day long campaign trip to Colorado.
"I was thrilled that he came and I understand that this particular part of the state needs some reinforcing," another Obama supporter Barbara Storter said. "People who are undecided, and I don't see how anyone could watch that and not agree with him."
As people were leaving Grand Junction High School, they had an extra hop in their step. Many felt like they connected with the president.
"He emphasized moving forward with a lot of women's rights issues which is really important to me," Arensman said. "And he also talked a lot about making college affordable which again is something that's important to me. But, those are definitely things that got the crowd worked up a lot."
"I'm glad he talked about taxes and he did eventually talk about improving the job situation and showed how one thing sort of builds on another," Storter said. "You can't just isolate improving jobs without doing a lot of other things which he certainly talked about."
Voters say they are glad Obama took the time to address topics they could relate to and didn't turn the speech into a bash on Governor Mitt Romney.
"He spent a lot more time talking about his ideas and his plans than he did trying to knock down the other side which i think is way more valuable,"Arensman said.
And many people say attending campaign rallys is beneficial for when they vote in November.
"I believe in democracy and I believe this is the fabric of our country," Sherman said. "It's very important for us to be involved and get involved as voters."
Volunteers say there were about 2,500 people inside the gym listening to Obama Wednesday. Roughly a thousand more tickets were given out, but many people were turned away at the door because the president arrived an hour early.
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