Its The Economy Colorado

July 21, 2012 - 9:36 AM
ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this Feb. 11, 2008 photo, a steel worker shields himself from the heat as he checks the temperature of the furnace prior to melting scrap metal at Rocky Mountain Steel in Pueblo, Colo. In this working-class city, steel is the economic muscle of the past and harnessing the wind offers promise for the future. Colorado, a state split by the Continental Divide, is also emblematic of the national divide. It is a battleground state where President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are saturating the airwaves, parachuting in and dispatching surrogates to snag nine all-important electoral votes. The debate here over the government’s role in economy mirrors the polarized attitudes across the country. (AP Photo/The Pueblo Chieftain, Mike Sweeney)