October 31st, 2010
03:53 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama rallies in Ohio

- President Barack Obama on Sunday implored Democrats to get out and vote this week in his final campaign speech for the upcoming congressional elections.

With his party expected to lose seats in both chambers, and perhaps its House majority, Obama told a rally at Cleveland State University that the only way to ensure continued policies intended to help working-class Americans was to keep Democrats in power.


Filed under: 2010 • Ohio • President Obama
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Chipster

    Democrats! Get off your duffs and get to the polls on Tuesday! We worked too hard to get consumer protections, stopped wasteful spending on uninsured patients by providing basic health care and ended abusive practices by insurance companies, and achieved numerous policy changes that benefit Veterans. Why would Veterans vote for a Republican? Republicans plan to privatize the VA! Do you really want KBR (Halliburton) running the VA? Why would Seniors vote for Republicans? Republicans want to dismantle and privatize Social Security and Medicare! Why would you vote against your own best interest and the best interest of the nation? Republicans want to shut down the Dept of Education and allow every school district to determine what the children will be taught – a ploy to teach religion, leaving our children unprepared to attend higher education or work at jobs anywhere but their local districts. That's crazy! We are one nation and our children need to be prepared to live and work anywhere in the country. Vote to continue to move forward, not backward.

    October 31, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. Jarid

    OHIOANS, . . . Remember where your jobs went and who sent them there.

    GO DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 31, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  3. strikerF2

    How many times does Obama have to fly to Ohio,to improve their Economy? That is a trick question for you Democrats.

    October 31, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  4. New Age Independant

    Yawn... Obama campaigning again... It will become his legacy, as it's the only thing he's been good at. The problem is that he is actually hurting the party due to his massive failure as a President.

    October 31, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. vic nashville tn

    @ strikerF2 every time he goes there local coffee shop, Local motels revenue grow he is doing the best he can he is smart he knows that he can’t bring the jobs back send to overseas by republican

    October 31, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. John

    New age independent. . . what are the independents going to do to help? As far as I can see, most independents only
    serve to be spoilers if things don't go their way. You seem to think their is power in being able to "swing the pendulum" in
    the direction of either good or evil..Well this isn't "Dungeons and Dragons, my friend. This isn't real power, but instigation. There's another name for it. Its called being two faced.

    October 31, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. Haren

    Independents, busy watching sports all the time and not paying attention and at the last minutes watch all misleading add by republican on media and vote for wrong guys.
    They are the one who is responsible for giving us 8 years of bush presidency and this economy mess.
    Shame on them to vote for republican.

    October 31, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  8. Ks

    When all is said and done we will come out in full force to vote against the far right wing idealogs and tea baggers that want to change this country. for all you nay sayers keep thinking that we will not vote this mid term to vote. policies that have been inacted past 2 yrs are reasonable and change can't happen overnight..least in 2yrs. this prez...congress..house..need more time. polls indicate a landslide turn of events...who are these polls polling? surely not the every day common person struggling out here. we understand the difference and have the intellect to make the right choices....we will come out voting in full force...family..friends...relatives....even the dog...see u tuesday....vote democrats! concerned citizen from california.

    October 31, 2010 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  9. Ann

    Democrats do not deserve to win. Fifty-percent of the Democrat voters made a huge mistake in the primaries when they brought Obama to power. Who can trust the judgment of these voters who can be so easily fooled by baseless promises?

    October 31, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  10. Chipster

    President Obama's "Skills for America's Future" initiative brings together government,private sector, community colleges, and labor to provide job training and education opportunities for the unemployed. Industries work with the program to place those who have completed the program. It's only a beginning but is just another available opportunity created by this Administration. Just because people have paid no attention to the changes and the media is more interested in controversy than journalism doesn't mean that there have not been changes – changes that are making a difference one American at a time.

    October 31, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  11. ERic

    2012 can not come soon enough, good riddens OBAMA

    October 31, 2010 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  12. King

    These people are rewarding the repugs for the most despicable behavior that this nation have ever seen. How are you going to push the economy by giving money to corporations and taking money from the customers. How how corporations are going to creat jobs if the customers are broke. When teachers, firemen, police, government workers and food stamp and welfare recipeants money is gone. Where the local businesses is going to get their customers now. Where big business is going to turn to when main street is broke. They have one choice that's over seas

    October 31, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  13. terry, va

    Keep dreaming boy

    October 31, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  14. curtther

    Politics is a dirty business. No matter who's in office they will be talked about in some good and mostly bad. We have a great country
    And as my father always says this too shall pass.

    October 31, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |