Obama stumps for health care in Colorado, gets a bit personal

President Obama, who was spending quality time with the First Family in Montana earlier today, traveled to Grand Junction, Colorado this afternoon for a rare Saturday town hall on health care.

This is Mr Obama's 10th town hall focusing on health care reform and the effort has taken on a lot of the qualities of a presidential campaign.

The president is calling on supporters to ring doorbells and spread the word -- similar to him being out on the stump. Mr. Obama loses the tie, takes off the jacket, and rolls up his sleeves, and a lot of the lines he uses sound like a campaign speech.

The White House clearly recognizes opposition to health care reform is fierce and having an impact on the national debate. He took several questions from people concerned about what a public option will do to private insurance companies.

The president also addressed the concern that health care reform will mean the government will decide when to pull the plug on the elderly. But this time mr. obama made it personal, and showed some emotion.

"I just lost my grandmother last year. I know what its like to watch somebody you love who's ageing, deteriorate and have to struggle with that," said Obama. "So the notion that I somehow - I ran for office, that public members of congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma. I mean when you start making arguments like that, that's simply dishonest."

Mr. Obama also acknowledged there is no perfect option -- no silver bullet when it comes to health care reform.

The president now heads to Arizonea to tour the Grand Canyon Sunday with his family.