As the wind and rain blew in off Lake Michigan, Obama reminded voters of his foreign policy achievements, including the death of Osama bin Laden. Photo by Martina Ibanez/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
President Barack Obama held a rally today for thousands of supporters in the rain at Milwaukee’s Summerfest grounds, continuing his campaign efforts in what many experts call a pivotal swing state.
Obama used the majority of his stump speech to hammer home policy initiatives, including investments in alternative energy and increased taxes on Americans making more than $250,000, all while slamming his opponents, Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan for what he called a “you’re on your own” philosophy.
“I don’t think government can solve all of our problems, but I don’t think it’s the source of all our problems,” Obama said.
The latest Marquette Law School poll, released Wednesday, showed Obama leading Romney in Wisconsin by a 54 to 40 margin. Other polls depicted a closer race but still showed the president with the edge in Wisconsin.
Obama also mentioned the recent attacks in Libya, vowing to bring justice to those who killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The president took the last few minutes to urge supporters to do everything they can to help his reelection bid, including making phone calls, going door to door and simply telling others to vote.
“We can create a million new manufacturing jobs over the next four years, but it requires you to vote,” Obama said as the rain picked up.
Other speakers at the rally included Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and Congresswoman and current U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. Green Bay Packers players Jermichael Finley and Desmond Bishop were also in attendance.
The Marquette College Democrats, who had been handing out tickets to the event this week, tweeted before the rally that 900 Marquette students would be attending.
All 30 students in an upper-divison course sat at their computers Monday night waiting for someone, or anyone, to add to a Google Doc study guide for their class’ final exam, which no one has yet to do.
The last freshman to sign up for spring classes reportedly received every single 8 a.m. class offered by the university, including several not necessary for his major, many he did not want and some he is required to have for the rest of his life.
Almost two months into its search for the next university president, Marquette’s presidential search committee can still not locate a president, despite looking under desks, in closets and in another traditional hiding spots.
In addition to renovations on Sensenbrenner, Johnston and Marquette halls, the Church of the Gesu and other various campus construction projects, the university announced today that it would begin construction on all the rest of the buildings, as well as all of the things.