In Cleveland, Ohio last night, President Obama concluded his 48 hour whirlwind campaign stop with a desperate plea for voters to re-elect him as president.
His voice already hoarse, the president pivoted between two teleprompters, straining his voice even further as he worked to rally the crowd.
“Listen, Ohio, I know we’ve been through tough times,” he explained. “Every day I think about everybody out there all across the country who wants to work and is still looking for a job, whose homes may be still underwater or at risk of foreclosure.”
If re-elected, Obama promised, they would continue to have a president, “who spends every waking hour trying to figure out how I can make sure that your lives are a little bit better.”
“Ohio, I believe in you and I need you to keep believing in me,” he pleaded, begging supporters to volunteer to help get out the vote. “We’re going to win Cuyahoga County. We’re going to win Ohio. We’re going to win this election. We’re going to finish what we started. We’ll remind the world why the United States of America is the greatest nation on Earth.”