Obama outlines case for re-election at first official campaign rally
May 5th, 2012
02:09 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama outlines case for re-election at first official campaign rally

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - President Barack Obama formally opened his re-election bid Saturday with two rallies in which he highlighted accomplishments over his three and a half years in the White House and argued that America can't afford to adopt Republicans' "bad ideas."

"We are making progress and now we face a choice," said the president, at his first rally at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus. "This is a make or break moment for the middle class, and we can't turn back now."


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  1. Namejkane sfl romneycare, l didnt mean it, its not my fault, ann made me do it ,im sorry conservaties, who needs romney care anyway, i dont

    Go forward with Dems , back to horse and buggy with republicans clown car !!!!dem landslides coming , get on board . Thanks teaparty bafoons !!!!!

    May 5, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  2. Tufts 2016

    Well, Ohio IS a swing state in the general election. Interesting choice.

    May 5, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  3. Tired of republican lies

    I'm fired up and ready to go...that was an awesome rally....That house was packed to the hilt...nothing Robmey can do...His (Robmey) jealousy shows by him stalking our President...That man does not know how to build up his own support...He resorts to copying, because Robmey does not have his own message.

    May 5, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  4. Time for another change

    First campaign rally? He's been campaigning for three years now, I don't see a change in his strategy of Deflect, Blame, & Ignorance.

    May 5, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    I will vote for this president. He is the best president. Debt is created by GOP. Takes time, for USA it is nothing if all pay taxes. Bain capital paid only 13.2%. Shame.

    May 5, 2012 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  6. Donkey Party

    Pretty easy folks:

    Democrats help make the middle class.

    Republican help break the middle class.

    Vote accordingly.

    May 5, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    "President Barack Obama used the first official rally of his re-election bid to highlight the accomplishments made during his three and a half years in the White House, and to make a case for a second term in office."

    Remember that quote when the low-information, mentally-deficient radical rightwing sheeple spout off (as they always do) that President Obama "can't" run on his accomplishments, or tries to "divert" attention from his accomplishments. Of course, watch the GOBP cult members act as if this quote doesn't exist.

    May 5, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |