The capacity crowd – some of whom were standing on chairs or climbing railings for a better view – was quick to follow Trump’s lead throughout, booing Clinton and heckling the press corps when he criticized the media.
“He seems like a down-to-earth-person,” said one supporter who drove from Arvada to see Trump in Colorado Springs before coming back for the Denver rally. “He seems like a regular dude.”
It was an unusual role for a governor who’s made a point of his distaste for negative campaigning and partisan politics. A runner-up in Clinton’s vice presidential search, Hickenlooper kicked off a final segment of the convention designed to highlight Clinton’s economic plans.
The Republican presidential nominee is holding a town hall in Colorado Springs on Friday afternoon. Then he holds a rally in Denver on Friday evening.
“And I’ve even gotten a few words in along the way,” she cracked.
“Our team considers them some of the best adversaries out of all the numerous nation-state, criminal and hacktivist-terrorist groups we encounter on a daily basis,” the company said.
Clinton spoke Thursday night to the largest TV audience she is likely to have until the presidential debates, meaning many Americans were probably hearing of her agenda for the first time. Although she brings plenty of policy detail when stacked against the broad-brush ideas of her Republican rival, in some cases there’s less than meets the eye to what she says she will do.
Pence says he rode motorcycles when he was younger. But he joked that he took it up again after he was elected governor because “it’s required in the Constitution.”
A look at the sharply contrasting images of the United States depicted in the conventions and how they could shape the presidential race: