Tearful Obama Makes Final Pitch for Votes

Tuesday, 06 Nov 2012 10:49 AM

By Bill Hoffman

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The final moments of the grueling, non-stop presidential campaign got to President Obama on Monday — his eyes welling with tears as he made one last appeal for votes at an emotional rally in Des Moines Iowa.

“We have made real progress over these last four years,” Obama told an enthusiastic crowd of 20,000 supporters, his voice hoarse from months of continuous speaking.
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A tear rolls down Obama's left cheek (AP Photo)


“But Iowa we are here tonight because we have more work to do. We are not done yet on this journey. We have more road to travel … To all of you who have lived and breathed the hard work of change, I want to thank you. You took this campaign and you made it your own.’’

The president then paused to wipe away a tear that threatened to roll down his cheek.

The commander-in-chief’s icy breath could be seen as he addressed the crowd in punishing cold temperatures that hovered around the freezing mark.

As he wrapped up, Obama returned to the story he has often told of South Carolina resident Edith Childs, who coined “fired up, ready to go” — that phrase his campaign adopted as a rallying cry.

“That shows you what one voice can do. One voice can change a room,’’ Obama said.

“And if it can change a room, it can change a city. And if it can change a city, it can change a state. And if it can change a state, it can change a nation. And if it can change a nation, it can change a world.”


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