Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.
13 days to go:
Today’s Good News for Romney: This year Colorado has functioned as a mercurial battleground, teetering back and forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for months. The Centennial State may remain too close to call, but with the election fewer than two weeks away, Romney has a slight but potentially firm lead over Obama. Real Clear Politics’ poll average gives Romney a miniscule .2 percent advantage, but Rasmussen has the Republican presidential candidate at 50 percent over Obama’s 46 percent. Romney has noticed: His campaign is hitting Colorado hard this week and is encouraging huge crowds of enthusiastic supporters to carry Republicans over the finish line. The polls are on Romney’s side, and this last push could be the one that delivers the state back into GOP hands.
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