Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A historic moment for Grand Junction

Yesterday was quite a day for Grand Junction. Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama flew into Grand Junction to give a speech. The last time a Democratic candidate visited Grand Junction was in 1948 when Harry Truman came to our small town.

For Obama's visit when the Democratic Party booked an auditorium and printed 1500 tickets, which were gone in a few hours, they decided they needed to find a larger venue. The local chapter decided to hold it at the Cross Orchards Living History Farm and over 6000 people flooded the grounds. Some were from the Western Slope, Salt Lake City, Vail, Steamboat and Craig, with the majority from Grand Junction. This is interesting because the Republicans outnumber the Democrats 2 to 1 here. Let's get out and vote this year. Grandmother

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