Reporting Pat Kessler
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Traveling with Bruce Springsteen as the warm-up act, the president spent his final campaign day in Wisconsin – fighting off a last-minute Republican surge.
The president, showing the effects of the grueling campaign, had a hoarse voice as he spoke on the streets in front of a flag-draped state capitol building to a crowd of 18,000.
“Wisconsin that’s why I need your vote, and if you’re willing to work with me again, and knock on some doors with me, make some phone calls for me, turn out for me, we’ll win Wisconsin,” President Obama said.
With little time left, the president and Governor Romney are prospecting for the few undecided voters left in America.
They even made a pitch to sports fans on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Obama said his hometown team, the Chicago Bears, have a shot at the Super Bowl. Romney declared the New England Patriots as his favorite team.
Like President Obama, Governor Romney jumped from state to state, and back again: Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Ohio.
“You’ve watched what’s happened in this country over the last four years with an independent view. You hoped the president would live up to his promise to bring people together to solve big problems. He hasn’t. I will,” Romney said.