Obama Travels to Colorado With Appeal to Women
¶Women’s issues and wind energy will join middle-class tax cuts as part of President Obama’s platform on Wednesday and Thursday as he campaigns yet again in Colorado, a vital swing state where a new poll underscored his vulnerability to voters’ doubts about the economy.
¶In the first of four stops, Mr. Obama will be introduced on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Colorado in Denver by Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School graduate who earlier this year became the face of women’s reproductive rights after Congressional Republicans blocked her from testifying about insurance coverage of contraception. Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio personality, later referred to her as a prostitute; he apologized after a furor caused some corporate sponsors to defect from his program.
¶Mr. Obama’s emphasis on reproductive rights suggests an effort to solidify his backing among women, who are the mainstay of his support and offset his weakness among white males. In Colorado, his lead over the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, among women is not as wide as it is nationally and in other swing states, according to