Obama Makes Final Campaign Stop in Ohio
Bracing for perhaps one of the biggest midterm setbacks in recent times, President Barack Obama made a four-state weekend sprint to help embattled Democrats. He said the chances of Democrats winning are good if their supporters turn out heavily on Tuesday. The president made Ohio his final campaign stop Sunday in the tumultuous midterm elections, trying to help hard-pressed Democrats in a state that could prove critical in the next presidential election. Vice President Joe Biden was also there stomping for Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland, who is locked in a tight race with former Republican Congressman John Kasich. Most polls show that the governor's race in battleground Ohio is about even leading up to the election on Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Obama said, "It's up to you to remember that this election is a choice between the policies that got us into this mess and the policies that are leading us out of this mess," he told about 8,000 people at Cleveland State University. Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin stated that voters will send a message to the president that he had two years to make good on his promises but failed to do so. Interesting words, coming from a woman who quit being governor of Alaska because she was "tired of taking up space." If prior behavior is the best predictor of future behavior, then we suppose if Palin had been elected in 2008, she would be throwing in the towel right about now. At any rate, regardless of what the paper chaser says, Obama is continuing to fight for Democrats in what appears to be a losing battle, as opposed to running out on his responsibilities, like other so-called politicians.
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