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Colorado could decide the entire Presidential election.  There are even scenarios where the electoral college results in a tie.  Joe Biden drew just 900 people to a Colorado rally in the last week.  Contrast that with the Romney rally at Red Rocks:

Of course a Vice Presidential rally is not the measure of a campaign.  Democrats are relying on the same play book that defeated Ken Buck in 2010, a historic year for conservatives and Republicans.

Here in Estes Park, both campaigns have offices.  The sheer volume of robocalls into Larimer County has overwhelmed most voters.  I’ve never heard so many expressions of voter fatigue on the eve of an election.

That’s why voter shaming is the newest and most effective tactic.  Both sides study the demographics of potential voters and identify likely supporters.  They then mail a list of voter participation with your name and the names of several of your neighbors.  The letter promises that a second letter will arrive after the election, reporting which of your neighbors voted.

Last-minute personal appeals can still cut through the clutter.  Talking to friends and neighbors to ensure they’ve voted can make a difference.  Try to go easy on the shaming though.

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With Vice President Joe Biden debating Paul Ryan this week, you might want to tune into the first debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.  The Biden gaffes will certainly all be covered by the mainstream media, so your time is better spent on the first Presidential debate.

Here are the highlights from the first debate. Notice how annoyed President Obama gets when Gov. Romney explains the importance of job creation.

Here is the full debate:

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The national media insist that the Romney campaign and SuperPACs will outstrip the Obama campaign in spending and organization.  It looks different here on the ground in Northern Colorado.  Colorado is a swing state, and Larimer County is one of three key swing counties in Colorado.

Estes Park is only six precincts in a county with over 150 precincts.  It tends to vote like the rest of the county, making it a swing area in a swing county in–well, you get the idea.

Consider an e-mailed letter that has made the local rounds announcing that the Human Resource Director for the YMCA of the Rockies has resigned to set up an campaign office for the Obama campaign in Estes Park.  Sometime soon, Estes Park will have an Obama campaign office and a full-time paid organizer for our six little precincts.

What does Estes Park have to look forward to?  Here is a description of what a field organizer is expected to do from a 2008 organizer for the Obama campaign:

“I managed volunteers, created call lists, made calls, made packets for people to take with them when they were going to be going door-to-door, registered voters, decided where volunteers would go and tried to come up with more creative ways to communicate with people. When I started out a typical day was 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. We had Sundays off or we started at noon. When I became a field organizer, the day was 9 a.m. until midnight except for Fridays when it was 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. When the convention was getting closer in August, 9 a.m. to midnight was a good day. By the end of October, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. was a good day. The last week if you got to sleep at all it was a good day.”

According to the Obama campaign website, “Field Organizers (FOs) are the face of Organizing for America in communities across the country, working to advance President Obama’s and the Democrats’ agenda and grow the grassroots movement for electoral success in 2012.”  The Obama campaign is still taking applications, for those interested in the task as hand.  For those less inclined to join, the online interview questions are a lesson in community organizing.  The last line asks about work eligibility, and includes a choice for “non-citizen seeking work authorization.”  Hmm.  I believe there was an Executive Order concerning that. 

The Obama campaign has fifteen publicly identified field organizers for Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and Boulder already and is obviously expanding earlier in the cycle this time.  In 2008, the Obama campaign opened a campaign office in Estes Park in late September or the beginning of October.  In terms of time, the effort will be tripled this time, at minimum.  Barack Obama won Estes Park by 4% in 2008 (less than his statewide margin).

The Obama campaign will rely even more on intensive, paid staff work in 2012, not just Hope and wishes.

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Did you know that as many as 14% of people who THINK they are registered to vote actually ARE NOT? That may not sound like a large percentage, but it equates to roughly 33 MILLION US citizens.

Are you registered to vote?Are your friends and relatives registered to vote? Are you sure? Have you moved? Has your name changed? You may need to register again.

AreYouRegistered.org allows you to look up yourself, your relatives, and your friends, in your state or any other state’s voter registration database to confirm registration. If you are not registered for any reason, you can fill out a voter registration form right there! If you find that a friend or relative is not registered to vote, you can email a voter registration form directly from the web site, with a note encouraging them to register to vote.

Because so much is at stake in the upcoming November elections, we are asking that everyone make sure that their like-minded friends, family, neighbors and colleagues are registered to vote. You can help  out this year in two ways. You can invite a friend or relative to get involved, or you can email a voter registration form to a friend or relative that isn’t registered to vote.

Click here to check on voter registration.

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The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it’s become an economic suicide pact. And Free Market America is here to challenge it. Visit www.freemarketamerica.org

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According to an article on Expose Obama, no Democrat presidential candidate has ever lost the Catholic vote and won the general election. And the results of a new Pew survey of voters by religious affiliation are devastating news for Obama’s chances of re-election.

Romney leads Obama 57/37 among Catholics. Based on history, the Catholic vote has served as a 90% accurate predictor of final results. Obama’s 54% of the Catholic vote was the same as his overall winning margin in 2008.

It looks like Obama’s attack on Christians and the Catholic Church is going to create a landslide loss for him in November.

The following new video from a group called Catholics Called to Witness is an indicator of what is coming from Catholics who are determined to defeat Obama.

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