The president 's visit to Richfield was billed as a presentation of his infrastructure revitalization plan. But it was also a kind of campaign stop.
The president’s opening to the audience of construction workers and trade union members was campaign-like.
“Remember, you can’t win unless you win the State of Ohio, right? (applause)…you can’t…(applause)."
And he described how his $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative would help them -- Ohio and workers nationwide. That seemed to be what many in the audience wanted to hear.
Nick DiGeronimo and his brother are contractors.
“We have not had a good infrastructure plan for many years.”
Stan Brubaker is in a job development program.
“I’m a part of this apprenticeship program. And I think it’s great that he’s coming here to our place. “
They and the rest of the invitee-only crowd of supporters cheered early and often as the president talked about successes he believes he’s already had, and those he believes are on the way.