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POTUS - Betting On America Bus Tour - Thursday, 7.05.12

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Remarks by the President at Sandusky Campaign Event

11 standout soundbites
from Obama's 'Betting on America' speeches

By Donovan Slack - 7/6/12 | 3:20 PM EDT

President Barack Obama delivered his stump speech at five stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania during his "Betting on America" bus tour. Here are 11 standout soundbites:

1. “It’s wonderful just to be back out and about. I mean, Washington is a beautiful place and they give me very nice rental housing there. But when you get a chance to get out and talk to folks, it reminds me of my first campaign. I’m now on my last campaign…” (Sandusky, Ohio)

2. “This is the right time for a rally.  Now things have cooled off a little bit.  And I had a beer in Amherst, at Ziggy’s, so I’m feeling good. Feeling steady.” (Parma, Ohio)

3. “We've been moving forwards. And frankly, we've been moving forwards without a lot of help from the other side.  We've been kind of yanking them -- they've been on our ankles and -- pulling us back, but we've been moving forward.”(Parma)

4. “[T]here are two fundamentally different visions about how we move the country forward.  And the great thing about our democracy is you get to be the tiebreaker.” (Parma)

5. “I’m betting on you.  And the country is betting on you, Ohio.  Because you understand that, even though politics may seem real small right now and may seem real petty, the choice in this election could not be clearer.  And it could not be bigger -- the stakes could not be bigger.” (Maumee, Ohio)

6. “Where's Michelle?  Look, I know I'm second fiddle -- but I'll have Michelle come back sometime. I'm just the warm-up act.  Michelle says ‘Hi.’” (Maumee)

7. “The Supreme Court has spoken. The law I passed is here to stay.” (Pittsburgh)

8. “I’m not a Democrat first; I’m an American first. I believe we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. And I believe what’s stopping us is not our capacity to meet our challenges; what’s stopping us is our politics.” (Maumee)

9. “I’ve been eating a lot. And people have been commenting I need to gain some weight, so … Well, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve been eating. And in between the eating we’ve been talking a little bit about politics.” (Poland, Ohio)

10. “We learned this morning that our businesses created 84,000 new jobs last month… That’s a step in the right direction.” (Poland)

11. “You’ve got these super PACs -- millionaires, billionaires writing $10 million checks, just pouring -- raining down on my head. …[I]t is all right, because I’m tough. I’m skinny, but I’m tough.” (Poland)





Bus Tour - Betting On America

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