October 31, 2014

Obama riles up Milwaukee crowd

President Barack Obama in Milwaukee

President Obama asks a Milwaukee crowd to give him four more years in the White House. The estimated 20,000 people first hear from several Democrats and singing sensation Katy Perry before the president takes the stage at the Delta Center.

Obama touts his achievements, including job creation, a growing auto industry, increasing home values, ending the Iraq war, and the death of Osama bin Laden. Despite the progress he says, “We’ve got more work to do.”

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Obama stresses the importance of voting in this presidential election. “Wisconsin, in three days, you have a choice to make.” He says it’s not a choice between two candidates or two parties, but a choice between “two very different visions for our future.”

Pop singer Katy Perry with President Barack Obama in Milwaukee

Obama calls his opponent, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a “very talented salesman” trying hard to “repackage the same old ideas that didn’t work and offer them up as change.”

Today’s Milwaukee visit is the second of three presidential visits to Wisconsin in the five days leading up to Election Day. Obama was in Green Bay Thursday and is scheduled to appear in Madison on Monday.

In his effort to secure this battleground state, Obama will share the stage with longtime rocker Bruce Springsteen, who performed in Madison to a crowd of 80,000 back in 2004 with presidential candidate John Kerry.

Republican Mitt Romney had a final campaign stop in West Allis on Friday and his running mate Paul Ryan is scheduled to be in Milwaukee on Monday night, just before Election Day.