“Several of Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s supporters campaigned for him for the last few days before the general election. Those supporters included former President Bill Clinton, Bruce Springsteen and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden. Springsteen appeared with Obama Sunday in Cleveland in a final attempt to get last minute votes.””
Several of Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s supporters campaigned for him for the last few days before the general election.
Those supporters included former President Bill Clinton, Bruce Springsteen and vice presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Springsteen appeared with Obama Sunday in Cleveland in a final attempt to get last minute votes.
Springsteen performed at a similar event four years ago for nominee John Kerry.
Springsteen mentioned that, unlike last time, the Democrats are leading in the polls.
Obama took the stage soon after.
A seemingly more relaxed Obama appeared in this rally as he laughed and joked with audience members.
The 80,000 people in attendance listened to Obama as he talked about the issues at hand.
Obama stated that with two days remaining, voters could not let up because there is so much at stake.
Change starts right here in Ohio, in Cleveland, he told the crowd.
The first thing on the list of things to change was the economy.
He pointed to McCain’s campaign and how they had said if McCain kept talking about the economy then he would lose the election.
Obama’s response was simple: Then lets keep talking about the economy.
He also made an effort to link McCain to Bush, saying that, John McCain hasn’t been a maverick, he’s been a sidekick with Bush.
He proceeded to talk about creating more jobs, giving more money to schools, the war on terror and taxes.
He said that under his plan, people making under $250,000 would receive a tax cut.
Most plumbers make less than a quarter of a million dollars a year, Obama said.
I’m not going to pretend any of this will be easy, he said. All of us have to pull our weight to pull this country forward.
Bill Clinton campaigned for Obama Thursday.
The former President spoke to supporters about hiring the right man from the worlds greatest job interview.
He informed the crowd that decisions are what make the presidency.
Why would you hire anyone but Barack Obama? he asked.
The 42nd president informed the Ohio crowd of the fact that no republican president has ever won the office without Ohio.
If you vote for Obama, he said, you help keep their record up.
Clinton stressed his experience in the Oval Office.
We have someone who gets it, he said.
Addressing the economy, Clinton praised Obama’s willingness to bring in experts and formal officials, including himself, to help understand the complex and dire situation.
We are going to make this country start working for everyone again, Clinton said.
Joe Biden came to the Akron area for the first time on Monday, stopping at the packed Copley High School as rain poured outside.
He opened with a call to place a moratorium on all home foreclosures in the state and an energy policy that not only free us from foreign oil and preserves the environment, but creates 5 million new jobs.
Most of his speech dealt with jobs and tax cuts for the middle class. He recounted a painful childhood memory of his father losing his job. Biden stressed that he would spend every waking moment working to ensure that similar conversations would never happen.
He also talked of his foreign relations experience, saying that he knew many world leaders when they were in their 20’s.
The rest of the world knows that we are the only nation that can unite the world, and they know we cannot unite the world if we are a divided nation, he said. The whole world is watching this election.