PRESIDENTIAL TOUR: President Obama In Boone
The state fair visit was the final stop on a busy day for President Obama. He started a cross state bus tour in Council Bluffs Monday morning, then met a packed crowd in Boone later that evening.
President Obama greeted the hundreds gathered at Herman Park Pavilion in Boone by stressing the importance of Iowa’s support. He also talked about his first four years in office, and why his job still isn’t finished.
“I’m running in 2008 because I promised to end the war in Iraq and I did. I promised to after Al Qaeda and Bin Laden- and we did,” President Barack Obama said.
The crowd roared to the president’s lists of accomplishments and to his promises for the future.
“We have a plan to push colleges and universities to bring down their tuition,” the President continued, “A higher education isn’t a luxury anymore, it is an economic necessity in the 21st century.”
“I think he’s got a lot of priorities, he’s made good on promises, he has a lot more to do, and we’re behind him,” said Sharon Dozier, an Obama supporter that traveled from Des Moines.
The President also spoke about the newly announced Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan,
“I’ve got to know Congressman Ryan, he’s a good man, a family man, and he’s a very articulate spokesperson for Governor Romney’s visions. The problem is it’s the wrong vision for America; a vision I fundamentally disagree with.”
President Obama wrapped up his speech in Boone tonight with a plea for votes and support, and a promise to win Iowa and the election.