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Obama To 26K Cheering College Kids: I’m Going To ‘Fight As Hard As I Can’

It’s about time!

He got his ‘push back’ up!

President Obama rallied college students in Madison, Wisconsin last night, returning to his fiery 2008 campaign rhetoric and telling young voters he needs them “to stay fired up.”

You can watch the full speech below. It’s part ofa big push from the Obama White House to rekindle the campaign energy from two years ago in hopes of saving the House for the Democratic Party.
“We cannot sit this one out,” Obama told the crowd, pegged at 26,500. That’s nearly 10,000 more than turned out for a 2008 rally in the same location.

“We can’t let this country fall backwards because the rest of us didn’t care enough to fight,” Obama said. “I’m going to get out there and fight as hard as I can.”

Also of note, embattled Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) showed up for the rally after all. His aides had told TPM he’d need to be in Washington for Senate business, prompting GOP cries that Feingold didn’t want to be seen with Obama.

But after votes finished up, Feingold headed home to attend. Obama gave him a shoutout……


September 29, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , ,


  1. On NPR this week they were saying how Republicans are more likely to go out an vote thank Democrats. Would you agree?

    Comment by Sarah Says | September 29, 2010 | Reply

    • Probably

      Comment by jamesb101 | October 1, 2010 | Reply

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