Obama Seeks Second Term
United States President Barack Obama has formally kicked off his re-election campaign. In a rally in Ohio, President Obama said the economy is now moving forward and it would suffer if Republican candidate Mitt Romney wins.
Speaking to the crown, Obama said Romney’s win would mean implementing ‘bad ideas’ like spending cuts on various social programs and tax breaks for the rich. He pleaded to the people of Ohio not to give Romney a chance to win the presidency, saying today’s economy is a make-or-break situation for the middle class.
Obama also reminded the crowd that he took office when the country was in a deep economic crisis, a scenario the world hasn’t seen during the Depression in the 1930s. Job unemployment in the US remains at 8.1 percent.
The President said he and the American people fought their way back and didn’t quit. He added that it would take a sustained and persistent effort for everyone to help the country fully recover.
Obama, however, acknowledged Romney for his patriotism and love for family. He also praised Romney for his business acumen and for having a solid track record in business.
The President, however, said that Romney’s view is that when wealthy investors and CEOs make money, this equates to the rest of the population making money, as well. Obama said this is not the case.
Earlier, First Lady Michelle Obama met with blue-collar workers and reminded them that the President is just like them who came from humble beginnings and whose family also struggled to make a living.
The First Lady said the President knows the struggles of middle-income families and this knowledge is what he is bringing on his second term as President of the United States.