President and First Lady Fire Up Supporters in Ohio

Moving Forward with President Barack Obama, Ohio State Arena 5-5-12

Today President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama fired up thousands of supporters at an Ohio State arena this afternoon for the first big rally of the 2012 election campaign.

Check out some of the lines that got the Columbus crowd fired up:

First Lady Michelle Obama

“We’re here because of the values we believe in. We’re here because of the vision for this country that we all share.”

“Barack cannot do this alone … and fortunately, he never has. We have always moved this country forward together.”

President Barack Obama Ready to Go (Photo by Christopher Dilts for Obama for America)

President Obama

“Yes, there were setbacks. But we didn’t quit. We don’t quit. Together, we’re fighting our way back.”

“After a decade of war that’s cost thousands of lives and millions of dollars … the nation we need to rebuild is our own.”

“On issue after issue, we can’t afford to spend the next four years going backwards.”

“We are not returning to the days when you could be kicked out of the U.S. military because of who you are or who you love.”

“That’s what we’re fighting for … a bold America, a competitive America, a generous America, a forward-looking America, where everybody has chance to make of their life what they will.”

“If people ask you what this campaign is about, you tell them it’s still about hope. It’s still about change. It’s about ordinary people who believe that in the face of the greatest odds, we can make a difference in this country.”

“We will finish what we started. We’re still fired up. We’re still ready to go.”

If you missed the livestream of the Ready to Go rally in Ohio, we’ll be replaying all the action at

Below is a complete recap of the Ready to Go Rally.

  1 comment for “President and First Lady Fire Up Supporters in Ohio

  1. junior
    May 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I heard that the venue was 1/2 empty for BHO – or it could have been 1/2 full I guess – to put a more positive spin on it.

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