Obama Touts Unemployment Rate at CSU Speech
Big Bird gets a mention at Oct. 5 speech.
President Barack Obama made his most recent campaign stop in Cleveland this afternoon, greeting a crowd at Cleveland State University.
It took him only a few minutes to incorporate “Big Bird” into his speech, in response to GOP challenger Mitt Romney's Wednesday debate comments he would eliminate federal support to public television.
"Mitt Romney wants to let Wall Street run wild again, but he wants to bring the hammer down on Sesame Street," Obama told a cheering crowd. "Do you want me to save Big Bird?" The Plain Dealer reported following Obama’s 2 p.m. speech on No. 5.
Obama incorporated this morning’s job report citing a 7.8 percent unemployemnt rate, into his speech. It represents the lowest unemployment rate since Obama took office as president.
“He touted the jobless rate and attacked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's economic plan,” WKBN reported.
The event marked the President’s fourth visit to the university, including a Feb. 28, 2008 nationally televised event debating Hillary Clinton.
The Toledo Blade is reporting a large crowd greeted Obama before his speech, waiting in the rain at an outdoor soccer field.
Romney is planning a stop in Cuyahoga Falls next week.