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Most of the Colorado caucuses I heard from last night, including Jeralyn’s, went for Barack Obama. Here’s a report from 5280 contributor Amanda Leigh Haag on Salon.com covering a southwest Denver neighborhood that went for Hillary Clinton.
Â Inside the packed lobby, the energy of the crowd leaned clearly in favor of Hillary Clinton, as campaign supporters held a sea of signs and aggressively offered stickers to incoming caucus-goers. Though statewide Obama would ultimately win Tuesday’s Colorado caucuses by 2-to-1, at Dorothea Kunsmiller Middle School, there seemed to be a marked absence of organized Obama supporters. A few lone, quiet groups sporting Obama stickers lingered in the background, talking among themselves. Kicking off the proceedings, a Clinton-camp spokesperson, Margaret Atencio, read a letter from Clinton directed at Coloradans, offering the promise of more “green” jobs and a secure and abundant water supply. Atencio, a middle-aged Hispanic voter, gave a short, prepared speech. “I have met this woman before. She was kind, she looked into people’s eyes when they spoke to her, and she listened. I want to have a president that listens.” In contrast, the two-minute time allowance for Obama was filled by an unrehearsed speech from a volunteer speaker who was nudged by those sitting near him.The Perfect Gift For Everyone On Your List!Give a Gift Now »
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Read the rest of Amada’s report and be sure to check out the article’s comments for reports from other caucus sites.