IOWA VOTERS: 10,000 See President Obama in Urbandale
In what the Obama campaign called a preview of what is to come at the Democratic National Convention, the president delivered a speech in front of an enthusiastic crowd of Iowa voters.
“To hear that fire re-ignites all the passion,” said Staci Hansen, an Iowa voter.
For some, it was an opportunity to hear the president speak about key issues.
“One thing that’s important to me is tax breaks for the middle class and not raising taxes on us. That is the number one thing I was happy to see and I’m glad he was able to reinforce that,” said Iowa voter, Trent Lamar.
While for others, it was a chance for their little ones to see the commander in chief.
“For my two children to have the opportunity to see President Obama is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it’s something my son Lincoln will have for the rest of his life,” said Hansen.
In a 30 minute speech, President Obama focused on his plans to keep tax cuts for the middle class while also touching on his energy plan.
However, his main goal was inspiring the crowd to support him in November.
According to some voters, he accomplished that mission.
“I always already motivated to go out and vote but it does make me think about going out and volunteering.”
“I think it does re-unite the democrats and invigorate the campaign,” said Iowa voter, Richard Russell.