President Obama campaigns at Cashman Center located in downtown Las Vegas in an effort to rally the troops in the ever important state of Nevada where he had visited 8 times this year although this is his second “official” campaign visit.
Nevada, still hard hit by continuing double digit unemployment as well as the high foreclosure rate can be a notoriously tough crowd.
Tickets started being distributed on Wednesday for those who wanted to hear the President speak.
President Obama landed at McCarren airport in Air Force One late this afternoon, quickly got into a limo and made his way to Cashman Center where he was greeted by a crowd estimated to be in excess of 8,000 people.
He spoke of the tragic death of the U.S. Diplomats who were killed in Libya and again talked about the importance of education as he did on his most recent visit of August 23rd when he addressed an audience at Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas.
Responding to the tragedy in Libya, President Obama said that, “no act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world”
He focused his speech on attempting to relate to the middle class in order to capture their vote in the upcoming election highlighting key differences in his strategy for America versus that of his opponent Mitt Romney.
The crowd eagerly broke in to chants, much like during his last visit, of “four more years.
Campaigning is no easy business.
In addition to running the country, the President has a grueling campaign schedule spending only a little over 3 hours in Las Vegas.
After his speech was finished, The President headed back to McCarren Airport and boarded Air Force One.
President Obama is heading to his next campaign stop in Denver, CO.