Just after 10 AM campaign officials announced
the event was canceled "due to the incident at
the airport." Rick Gorka a Romney spokesperson
said "We do not want to interfere with the
investigation of any emergency response
Mark Lovin, airport director reported that the
McDonnell Douglas MD-80 that Romney was to fly
in would not be able to land on the only runway
open which is 3,667 feet long. A minimum runway
length needed for landing for a MD-80 is 5,000
By noon time airport officials reported all
runways would be opened at the airport at about
2:30 PM. At 2:30 PM Mountain Standard Time all
runways to the airport were reopened for use.
The Romney campaign has not announced whether
the event would be rescheduled.
A new poll shows President Barack Obama with a
five point lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney
in Colorado. It appears that the Democratic
National Convention connected with voters and
the most recent gaff in which Romney lashed out
at the President over an anti Islam video has
further has hurt him.
Romney lashed out at the President when the U.S.
embassy in Cairo attempted to calm protesters
over an anti Islam video. The U.S. embassy in
Cairo had informed protesters early in the day
(last week) that the United States did not
condone such behaviors in the video. Later in
the day US ambassador Chris Stevens and three
other Americans were killed. Mitt Romney came
out and said the President should not apologize.
Romney’s remarks further fueled the anger in the