Mitt Romney supporters came by the hundreds to Central High School, knowing exactly what issues they wanted the presidential hopeful to address.
"I want to know what he's going to do about tax rates and not raise them and how he's going to get those tax rates back down," Dolly Barr said.
"I’m hoping he's going to give us a hint as to what he's going to do to make our economy a little bit better," Jacob Pingel said.
Those waiting to hear Romney speak say it'll be worth the long lines.
It’s not everyday a potential U.S. president visits the Western Slope.
"This is defiantly a swing state that he needs to get the votes in," Scott Stafford said.
"I think it's pretty darn cool that he would come to Grand Junction,” Jill Puckett said. “All the effort that he's putting into it, that's a lot of dedication and a lot of work and those are good traits for a president."
While Romney supporters were inside listening to their hopeful presidential candidate speak, protesters lined up down the street to voice their thoughts.
"I don't think that Mitt Romney is a very impressive candidate so I hope that we're not outnumbered in the end," Martelle Daniels said.
"We have to reelect president Obama in order for him to continue to try to correct some of the mistakes that were made that caused such pain to the American people," Duke Cox said.
Those protesting hope to make their democratic presence known on this side of Colorado.
"Normal people like me are for Obama," Heidi Van Calcar said.
They say Romney isn't the best choice.
"He’s not someone who's going to take this country forward," Daniels said.
After listening to him speak in person, many disagree saying they'll be voting Romney come November.
"I hadn't been that much of a supporter but he came through very well today," Alvid Mosnes said.
"I’ve got confidence and I’m excited about our future for the first time in a long time," Chris White said.