Obama makes last-minute pitch in Philadelphia
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
President Obama is warning Pennsylvania Democrats their party could lose on Tuesday, if voters don’t amp up their energy over the coming days.
Speaking for less than ten minutes to a crowd of about 1,600 people, Mr. Obama urged Democrats to knock on doors and make phone calls between now and Election Day.
“The key right now is not just to show up here. It’s not just to listen to speeches. It’s to go out there and do the hard work that’s going to be required to bring this home over the last few days.”
But interviews with attendees revealed a wide gap, when it comes to support for the president, compared to enthusiasm for Tuesday’s Senate, gubernatorial and Congressional elections.
Joatta Glover: “I want Joe – what’s his name? Joe Sec…sec…Sestak? Sestak. Yeah I want him to win.”
Jamie Papas: “I’m going to sound bad – I didn’t register. I went to the day it was due – my mom yelled at me – but I just didn’t get do.”
George Scott: “Governor – what’s his name? Dan Onorato? I can’t pronounce it.”
Top Democrats say big turnout in the city and its suburbs is key, if the party wants to win.