Obama in Toledo

He came and The People loved him! President Obama addressed a cheering crowd of 3000 people in a high school gymnasium in the inner city of Toledo. I got to shake his hand; he is one skinny man! I was privileged to drive a van in his motorcade from the airport to his hotel and then to the site of the event.  People lined the streets all along the route, cheering, waving their hands, American flags and campaign signs. I drove the wire press [API, UP, Bloomberg] to and from the airport and the event and was honored to meet the President just before his speech.

It was a terribly hot and muggy day here today and the 3000 cheering fans and the TV lights quickly heated the room to +90 degrees. The President congratulated the auto workers, firemen, police, teachers and other public workers on this Labor Day. He also hit Mitt Romney for having no economic plan for middle-class jobs except for ‘the same old policies that nearly drove us off of the cliff.’ They loved it.  He used a metaphor of a black and white TV with rabbit ears for Romney’s ideas.

After the speech he flew to Louisiana to view the damage from the hurricane, all of this before the opening of the Democratic Convention on Tuesday.

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7 thoughts on “Obama in Toledo

  1. I wish I could have seen Obama in Toledo. When you see the reality as opposed to the manufactured hype of the Republicans, the real buzz he creates by his presence, you realize how hard the opposition is working to distort and destroy him. People seem to honestly like Obama and even Romneys most rabid supporters can’t really seem to actually like him….

  2. ” He also hit Mitt Romney for having no economic plan for middle-class jobs except for ‘the same old policies that nearly drove us off of the cliff.”

    And what is Obama’s plan? And after four years we are still hanging on to the cliff. Again, it’s all rhetoric, it seems to me. Maybe you can enlighten me
    on what his game plan is. It’s certainly avoiding much reference to the last four years. Where are the jobs, my friend? He wont do the most obvious, because of ideology. UMG, I’ve done side it…Ideology onj the Democrat side of the the equation. But there is the problem, my friend, two ideological groups and no action! I am glad that you had some reward for all your
    hard work. You know, I got to shake LBJ’s hand on a street corner out central avenue toward the airport back around 1965 or so…He had come
    to Toledo because of that tornado that tore down Eleanor Avenue. Now,
    that was a hand worth shaking….I was a student at T. U….

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