MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama called upon about 2,000 people at Cornell College in Mount Vernon to vote for him and back his campaign as the Nov. 6 election nears.
Obama appeared energized Wednesday as he spoke to the crowd. He also met with about 800 others in an adjacent overflow area.
The Democrat repeated many of the criticisms of Republican nominee Mitt Romney that came up in Tuesday night's debate, but he also made several points that seemed tailored to a largely student audience. That included parts of Obama's health care law that lets young adults remain on their parents' health insurance and the president's move to reduce student loan costs.
It was Obama's ninth trip to Iowa this year and the first time a sitting president has visited Cornell College.