In endorsing President Obama for a second term, The Denver Post slammed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy policies as being out of step with Colorado voters.
The Post, which also backed Obama in 2008, wrote Friday:
Romney notes correctly that North America is poised to become an energy exporter. But the drill-at-all-costs mantra he is pushing runs counter to the predominant view in Colorado, which is one that balances energy and environment — particularly when it comes to public land. And, unlike the Republican nominee, we believe our nation's energy portfolio must include government investment in renewable sources such as wind and solar — both of which can become sources of more power and more jobs in the future.
The candidates are running a tight race for Colorado’s nine electoral votes. RealClearPolitics, a website that aggregates polling data, shows Romney with a 0.2-percentage-point lead.