File this one under New Deal ironies: a candidate running on a shrink-the-government platform, holding a key campaign event in a CCC-built jewel, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. Matt Ferner wrote about it this week in the Huffington Post:
“Red Rocks will most definitely serve as a stunning backdrop for what will likely be Romney’s last large-scale rally in the state before Election Day. But as politically innocuous a setting as Red Rocks may seem, its entire existence represents a political philosophy that is in stark contrast to the Romney campaign.
Red Rocks was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a Depression-era public work relief program under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” that put unemployed men, ages 17-23, to work. Over a nine year span, the CCC employed 2.5 million young men which provided them with shelter, clothing, food and a small wage.”
Look at some beautiful photographs of Red Rocks on this blog.