The President spoke at the Canyon Springs High School gymnasium where he talked about the importance of the education for our youth.
The president arrived last night and flew into Nellis Air Force Base likely because of it’s easier access to North Las Vegas, where Canyon Springs High School is located. It was also said that he had hoped to alleviate traffic in Las Vegas by landing at Nellis.
President Obama was much more animated and passionate that he has been in previous visits to Las Vegas.
Diring his opening, he joked and expressed surprise to actually see rain in Las Vegas.
He stressed the importance of education and talked about the teachers shortage due to budget cuts and also expressed dismay that students had to sit on the floor in some classes because the classes were so large and there were no available seats for students to sit in.
The crows was nearly as excited as the President applauding and vocalizing their support through his talk. The crown was chanting, “Four more years” numerous times, at one point, even drowning out one of the hecklers with their chants.
When the crowd loudly booed when the President mentioned congressional Republicans, Obama responded: “Don’t boo: Vote!”
He also attempted to get back to his grassroots mode of campaigning that helped bring him to success the first time by letting the crowd know that representatives would be present on school grounds to help register people to vote and he also mentioned the website gottaregister.com, as being a resource where people can register to vote.
President Obama also pointed out that the word is “gotta”
There were plenty of wipes at opponent Mitt Romney and by the end of the President’s speech, he was nearly yelling in the microphone apparently engaged the by the enthusiastic crowd.