Obama’s Health Sales Pitch Includes Colorado Effort

March 23, 2012 12:00 AM

Obama’s Health Sales Pitch Includes Colorado Effort
" DENVER (AP) – President Barack Obama’s push to sell women on his health care overhaul is playing out in key battleground states like Colorado, where moderate women could be the key to his re-election.

Obama’s campaign has stepped up its sales pitch nationwide as his administration’s signature achievement heads to a legal challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Obama supporters put on events Friday marking the second anniversary of the health law. Events included a forum on women’s health featuring a law student thrust into the center of the debate.

Several hundred women watched a video with a swelling soundtrack and the message, “I am a mother, a leader, a daughter, a fighter. I am a woman. … And I will not be denied.”

A few blocks away, protesters gathered outside the state Capitol at the same time to decry parts of the law. “Our freedoms are just systematically being stripped away,” said conservative Susan Sutherland, of Thornton.

The issue is especially important in suburbs like Lakewood, where moderate women voters have made the difference in close Colorado elections "

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