Barack Obama, Politics Talk Shut Out Of Colorado Bar
President Barack Obama’s visit to Golden, CO had locals lining the streets around Lion’s Park, awaiting the Democratic candidate’s public address early on Thursday. Wanda Martin, waitress at Ace High Tavern near Lion’s Park, said, “I saw quite a few people lined up on the streets. People took their kids out of school to go and see Obama speak.”
Martin explained that, although there were crowds collected around the park, her bar was not affected as a result. When asked if she noticed more customers circulating in her bar, she responded, “Not that much, no.” Ace High Tavern, situated only seven miles from the site where Obama spoke, held its usual crowd during his visit. “A lot of families come here,” she explained.
While the overall environment of Ace High Tavern seems friendly and relaxed, Martin explained that there is one rule at her bar that she holds firmly, “I don’t allow people to talk politics in my bar,” she said. “It’s a general rule, no talking politics here.”
For this reason, she is unsure about whether, as a whole, her town supports Mitt Romney or Barack Obama.
She did however make an exception to this rule while answering questions, admitting that she supports Obama over Romney. Even though her preferred presidential candidate was speaking in her town, she still was unable to see his speech first-hand.
“I’ve got work all day,” she said, “And it’s already over.”