Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stopped in Colorado Springs on Saturday. But not for very long.

Though more than a thousand people turned out to hear the former Massachusetts governor speak at a hangar near the municipal airport, Romney spent less than 20 minutes talking to the crowd. Still, several said he was inspiring.

“Two words: character counts,” said local merchandiser Chris Jensen.

Leading the GOP primary field, Romney didn’t mention his Republican primary rivals, but spent his entire speech slamming President Barack Obama on nearly every topic imaginable.

“We elected this president to lead. He chose to follow. Now it’s time for him to get out of the way,” Romney said.

Cheers ensued.