President Obama recruits Sandra Fluke for campaign appearance


President Barack Obama begins a campaign swing through Colorado starting tomorrow (Wednesday).  And he’s recruited Sandra Fluke to introduce him in Denver.

The now-graduated Georgetown Law student was not allowed to testify at a House Oversight And Government Reform Committee hearing on contraception in February.  

Sandra did “testify” that evening during an exclusive appearance on The Ed Show, her first on the national stage.  She backed an element in Obama’s health care overhaul that requires health insurance companies to cover contraception.  

Then, after radio commentator Rush Limbaugh later called her a “slut” and a “prostitute,” she made another exclusive appearance on The Ed Show to respond. President Obama called her the next day and offered words of support and encouragement. 

After losing a boat load of sponsors, Limbaugh apologized, but Fluke courageously refused to accept it.  Fluke later endorsed Obama for re-election.

Obama will also visit Grand Junction, Pueblo and Colorado Springs during the two-day campaign swing. Colorado is considered a crucial swing state.  Obama won it in 2008, but leads Romney by a slim 47.0-44.3 percent margin, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Fluke’s appearance underscores the Obama campaign’s focus on female voters, who could determine who gets Colorado’s nine electoral votes.