lunes, 27 de agosto de 2012

Obama visitará IA, CO y VA esta semana



La tradición dice que el Presidente se mantiene en un segundo plano mientras el que será su rival es nominado en su convención, pero Chicago debe pensar que la cosa no está para seguir tradiciones y pasearán a Obama por las universidades de tres estados entre hoy y el miércoles. Sorprendentemente, entre esos tres estados se encuentra Iowa, donde hace menos de dos semanas ya pasó tres días completos...

Obama will campaign at three college campuses on Tuesday and Wednesday — the second and third days of the Republican National Convention— as he looks to energize young voters in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia.

He'll kick off his tour Tuesday with a stop at Iowa State University in Ames. Obama won Iowa by 9 percentage points in 2008 and took 57% of the vote in Story County with the help of Iowa State students.

(...) Later Tuesday, Obama heads to Fort Collins, Colo., for a rally at Colorado State University. Obama won Colorado in 2008. He was the first Democrat to take the state since Bill Clinton in 1992.

Larimer County, which includes the Colorado State campus, is crucial for Obama, said John Straayer, a political scientist at Colorado State. The politically divided Larimer and nearby Arapahoe and Jefferson counties are the battlegrounds within the swing state that political analysts predict will ultimately decide the winner in what is expected to be a close contest. "Getting the youth vote out will be pivotal," Straayer said.

(...) Obama wraps up his college tour Wednesday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, one day before Romney is to deliver his acceptance speech in Tampa.

Obama won 79% of the vote in Charlottesville in 2008; he became the first Democratic presidential candidate since Lyndon Johnson to take the state.