President Obama Reaches Out To Richmond
President Obama brought his mid-term election campaign to Richmond yesterday, his last stop on a three state tour where he talked about the economy, tax cuts and political obstruction. Charles Fishburne reports.
President Obama acknowledged a public sour mood and said Republican obstructionism had prevented his doing his job.
Obama: Everybody's thinking to themselves, 'well, gosh, you know, we sent Obama up there, we thought the tone would change, folks are arguing just as much as they were before, we've kinda lost hope and we're a little discouraged.'
The President’s last visit brought him directly to the district of one of his most ardent critics, Congressman Eric Cantor.
Cantor: We welcome him. Any time the President wants to come to Richmond, absolutely.
The Republican House Whip.
Cantor: All of us know that the unemployment rate is unacceptably high. The economy continues to suffer and people are hurting.
At the Southhampton Recreation Association, the President spoke to about 40 guests, including the mayor, then the media. He said the economy was growing and adding jobs, just not fast enough, and urged his supporters to keep the faith, get back to the polls and give Democrats a chance to finish the job come November.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE news