News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Cedar Point

Hennes Paynter Communications

Akron Children's Hospital


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Politics


President tells crowd at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport that trust is campaign's most important element
And he asks for grassroots help in final stretch of close race
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
President Obama addresses the crowd from the tarmac at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport.
Courtesy of Kevin Niedermier
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

President Obama wrapped up a whirl-wind two-day nationwide campaign swing in Cleveland Thursday night.  He told a crowd of 12,000 on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport that this election comes down to trust, and his opponent, Mitt Romney, cannot be trusted. Mr. Obama also asked for more help from Ohioans during these last 10 days before the election.                    

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (3:19)


(Click image for larger view.)

 

With Air Force One in the background, a hoarse President Obama listed the promises he’s made and kept: ending the war in Iraq, repealing don’t ask don’t tell, and buoying the auto industry. And he chided challenger Mitt Romney for not giving details of his plans to shrink the deficit, create jobs or cut taxes. He says Romney hopes voters forget that his plan is more of the same top down economics that led to the recession.

“We joke about Romnesia, but it’s not funny. Because it speaks to something serious: trust. Trust matters, and after all these years you now know me.  You know I mean what I say. I’ve been willing to take some tough, unpopular positions. Saving the auto industry wasn’t popular at first, but it was the right thing to do.”

Mr. Obama says he will boost the economy if reelected by eliminating tax breaks for outsourcing jobs overseas, and he’d cut the deficit by trimming unnecessary government spending and increasing taxes on the wealthy. Republicans say the President hasn’t done enough to create new jobs in his first term. And with polls showing the race close nationally and in Ohio, Mr. Obama asked the crowd for more help as the election draws closer.

President Obama asks for grassroots help in final campaign stretch

“Ohio, I need you to keep believing in me, and if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and knock on some doors and make some phone calls for me we’re going to win Cuyahoga County and Ohio, and we’ll win this election. We’re going to finish what we started and remind the world why the United States is the best nation on Earth.”

Jennifer Schofield of Cleveland knows about the poll numbers.

“It’s very close but I’m confident, there’s a lot of energy in the president’s campaign. I know, I’m out knocking on doors and I feel pretty good. People know it’s close, but they think he’ll win.”

This was Mr. Obama’s 18th trip to Ohio this year. His opponent, Gov. Romney and running mate Paul Ryan will be in North Canton tonight, and President Obama returns to Ohio on Monday.                                                                                                     

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio lawmakers compromise on teacher evaluation changes
The problem schools have is too much government intervention so what do the Republicans do...add more. As a conservative this liberal style is why I left the p...

What the U.S. Supreme Court ruling means for early voting
r.gov trying to slow down voters to stop the people from voting out the r. govener

Cleveland Orchestra heads home from Europe
So proud to be a lifetime Clevelander! Yes, our Orchestra is the best ambassador a city could hope for! My wife and I happened to hear the European Festival T...

Northeast Ohio undocumented immigrants praying for a miracle
Stop it, just stop it. They are not undocumented but illegal aliens. I live in a 'sanctuary' city and it's not pretty. Dahlberg is a notorious trouble maker in ...

Ohio survey shows low-income people are choosing phones over food
Where is this study published? no sign of it on google scholar. is there a cite

The Akron Sound rocks the porches
fabulous group interview! you covered so much in so little time. wish i could be there for porch rockr.

Head of Ohio Dems says Kasich administration is lying about Suarez contacts
when Kasich's mouth is open , he's lying. Look what he did at Lehmans brothers and then lied about it all during the campaign. If a GOP didn't lie, he or she ...

Canton's Basilica of St. John absorbs news of the pope at morning Mass
Hello Chris,Marina,and Patrice, I just read this article and you all look great. I'm on facebook Jean Dutcher in blue and white stripped blouse. I"M so glad to ...

Exploradio: Avoiding the 'acting-white' trap
Growing-up black and being black should not determine that you will not speak well or will not be a high achiever in your goals in life.But society te nds to la...

Charter-school supporters to rally at Statehouse
I am on the bus now headed to the rally. Horizon is an excellent school. My son is is 7 th grade. The teachers and administrators are top notch and spend so m...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University