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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Colorado College in Colorado Springs  (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Colorado College in Colorado Springs (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4/AP) — President Barack Obama has wrapped up his two-day campaign visit to Colorado with a rally in Colorado Springs.

About 4,200 people turned out at Colorado College to see the president. Some began lining up at 8 a.m., six hours before the president took the stage.

“It’s not just a choice between two candidates or two political parties. It is a choice between two fundamentally different visions about how we move this country forward. And the direction that we choose — the direction you choose when you walk into that voting booth — is going to have a direct impact not just on us, it will have an impact on our kids and our grandkids for decades to come,” said Obama.

Obama attacked Mitt Romney on taxes, something he also did during a rally earlier in the day in Pueblo.

“Governor Romney’s tax plan — this is not according to me, this is according to independent analysts — assuming he kept his promise that it wasn’t going to add to the deficit, would mean raising taxes on middle-class families with children by an average of $2,000. And keep in mind this would not be to pay down our deficit. It wouldn’t be to grow jobs or invest in education or make college more affordable, or invest in science and research or clean energy — because he wants to gut all those things. He wants to cut away that stuff. Your tax increase would be to pay for another $250,000 tax cut for people making more than $3 million a year,” said Obama.

VIDEO: Pres. Obama’s complete speech in Colorado Springs

“We don’t need more tax cuts for folks like me. We need tax relief for working families. We need tax cuts for folks who are trying to make sure their kids get a good education, trying to keep their kids healthy, trying to keep a roof over their heads, trying to send them to college,” said Obama.

Joined by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Obama flew from Pueblo to Peterson Air Force Base. There he was greeted by military leaders as well as 50 soldiers and family members.

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