President Obama, Mitt Romney Visit Ohio for Campaign Kick-offs
The GOP’s long, drawn out primary battle has finally ended as Republicans have had to settle for Mitt Romney as their candidate for President. Now, the race towards November’s election is on, and Mitt Romney wasted no time in visiting the swing state that we call home last Friday. Romney, who wants to gut the Department of Education, held a “lecture” at Otterbein University.
As quoted by the Columbus Dispatch, here’s what Otterbein students said about what they’d like to see the White House focused on:
“ I would like to see our president put more funds in higher education,” said Jeff Fabus, an actuarial science and math major who planned to attend graduate school in Indiana.
“Dan DuBruil, a biochemistry major from Plymouth, N.H., told Romney: ‘What I really want is somebody who’s going to put money into scientific research.’ “
How did Romney respond? From the Columbus Dispatch:
In the roundtable discussion, Romney did not reveal a platform for higher education, but funding it and making it affordable clearly were concerns on the minds of students.
The voters in buckeye state will continue to get a lot of attention, and it is no coincidence. Ohio always has been and will continue to be one of the most crucial states for a presidential candidate to succeed in. In fact, no Republican has ever taken the White House without winning Ohio.
As the Associated Press reported, “No Republican has ever won the White House without taking Ohio and only two Democrats have done so in more than a century.”
President and First Lady Michelle Obama have shown their dedication to Ohio by deciding to kick-off off their campaign with the first rally here this Saturday, May 5th at the Schottenstein Center. The President knows how important Ohio is, and that’s why he chose here to discuss the high stakes of November’s election.
According to the The Washington Post’s POTUS Tracker, President Obama has visited Ohio 20 times since his election, including four times during 2012 alone.
There is one thing we know: it’s only April, and our battleground state is already a major player in deciding whether President Obama gets the chance to continue moving our country forward with a second term. And this year will be no different: the deciding vote will belong to Ohio.
Watch Mitt’s latest Ohio gaffe here.
You can RSVP to help President Obama and Michelle kick-off their campaign here.