Romney To Appear In Craig, BFE Tuesday

Somewhere near the Utah and Wyoming borders.

9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman:

Sources tell 9NEWS that Governor Mitt Romney will stop in Craig, Colorado.

Full details of the campaign stop have not been finalized.

Craig is a four-hour drive from Denver…

The Northwest Colorado town has a population of about 10,000 and is popular with big game hunters and is known for being an excellent spot to hunt elk.

Much like Mitt Romney’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it stop in a field near Ft. Lupton a couple of weeks ago, the logic of appearing in a place where swing voters he needs to reach do not live is a bit mysterious. Is it because Craig is an easier drive from Salt Lake City than Denver? Maybe because you can count the number of Democrats in Moffat County on one hand? Too far for pesky Denver reporters to crash the party with their microphones and silly questions?

Or maybe it’s time for Romney to kiss the ring of the Bear’s Ears Tea Party Patriots?

Bottom line: he’ll be about as far as you can be from a major media market in Colorado this time, and it’s (sorry, locals) not even all that pretty a backdrop. Your guess is as good as ours.

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  1. Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

    because you can count the number of Democrats in Moffat County on one hand?

    And because someone in the oil and gas industry thought it would be a good idea.  

  2. thiokuutoo says:

    I can’t imagine any big oil money people stopping by Craig to say “hi” to the Mitt. Maybe it is because the advance team thought no reporters would show up to ask pesky questions about Bain and dogs. I wish him well, but he would be better dropping in on a fire and telling everyone how he would get rid of the national firefighting teams and FEMA.

    • Duke Coxdukeco1 says:

      I’m thinking they may have some “oil shale” thing they are going to announce, or something like that. It will be interesting to see why Mittens would come to such an out of the way place.

  3. VanDammerVanDammer says:

    I thought he was gonna pull a Robert Johnson at a lonely crossroads but truth is sadly depressing.  This from the Craig Daily Press:

    Frank Moe, owner of Deer Park Inn and Suites in Craig, sent Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign a video earlier this year produced by Energy America. The video, titled “The Perfect Storm Over Craig, Colorado,” highlighted the community’s economic dependence on the energy industry.

    Along with the video was an invitation from Moe to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to visit Craig.

    “We (thought) this would be a good place for him to make the point that he is (in favor of) all forms of energy,” Moe said.

    On Thursday, Romney staffers called Moe and said the campaign was considering Craig as a campaign stop.

    The trip was booked Friday. Romney spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said the former Massachusetts governor will appear for a public event at 9 a.m. Tuesday downtown.

    It’s believed the location will be Alice Pleasant Park.

    Poor Schmoe is gonna be disappointed with no talk of wind or solar in Mitts bowing to big Oil & Gas.

  4. American Patriot says:

    Whatever Romney is coming to Craig to kiss, he would do well not to invite Tipton to appear with him.  That would be counterproductive as the Conservative vote is abandoning Tipton in droves as a result of his support for NDAA and the rest of his voting record.  On second thought, a side by side comparison between Tipton and Romney might benefit Romney as the more Conservative of the two.  

    Rumor has it that even the Republican shill group Western Slope Conservative Alliance is preparing to throw Tipton under the bus, after the physical altercation between members of that born again Tea Party RINO group and the Republican ruling elite on May 9 which resulted in members of both groups being named and then redacted ( in a police report).  Interestingly enough, there weren’t any REAL Tea Party members anywhere near the dustup that promises a split Republican vote in Mesa County.  

    Stay tuned for round 2 or tune in to the blow by blow coverage on the liberal websites which we understand will be available on pay-per-view with the bill coming in for Republicans right after the election.  What could they be thinkin?  

  5. ClubTwitty says:

    And the Beauty of Coal-fired CraigAmerica power.  With some oil and gas, public lands posturing wannabe sagebrush spiciness thrown in.

  6. The realistThe realist says:

    who was anxious to tell me that “they” (whoever “they” are) are coming after the coal-fired power plants in northwestern Colorado, upon which the local economies depend.  Apparently paranoia is alive and well in Moffat County.  The Craigian also told me she thought wind turbines were ugly, ruined the landscape, visual pollution.  

    For Dems running for office in that part of the state, there are about 696 active registered Dems in Moffat County . . .

    • taterheaptom says:

      I believe.  Or CraigAmerican is appropriate too, if you are the type of creature that likes to shit in the woods…if you know what I mean.

      And the woods probably are a good place to evade FEMA. Someone should ask that Willard guy about that–if he believes the Moffat County Commisars can violate US law in a national security situation, and establish CraigAmerica once and for all.  

      Resolution to Preserve Habeas Corpus and Civil Liberties

      WHEREAS, pursuant to C.R.S. §§ 30-10-101(1). 30-11-103. and 30-11-107. the Board of County Commissioners of Moffat County, Colorado (“County” or “Board”). has the legislative authority to manage the concerns of the county and to exercise such other and further powers as are conferred by law; and

      WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Moffat County, Colorado; opposes any and all rules,laws, regulations, bill language or executive orders. which amount to an overreach of the federal government and

      which effectively take away civil liberties; and

      WHEREAS, in accordance with the Colorado State Constitution. Article 1’2. Section 8. all elected officials are mandated

      to “take and subscribe an oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States and of the

      State of Colorado, and to faithfully perform the duties of the office upon which he shall be about to enter;”and the Moffat County Commissioners subscribe to uphold this oath of office by the adoption of this Resolution. and

      WHEREAS, the Moffat County Commissioners resolve that any rules, laws, regulations, ‘bill language or executive

      order going against Habeas corpus or the civil liberties of Moffat County citizens granted under the United

      States Constitution and Bill of Rights are hereby declared to be invalid and shall not be recognized and are

      specifically rejected and shall be considered. null and void and of no effect. Therefore. intervention in

      legislative issues are both appropriate and necessary to ensure that citizens have an opportunity to be

      heard and represented. …’


      And it was in the thread (coal, that is).    

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