MANCHESTER – “19 days, New Hampshire.”
President Obama began his remarks before a crowd of 6,000 at Veteran’s Memorial Park on Thursday with a reminder of how little time is left before the election.
“In 19 days, you’re going to step into a voting booth, and you’ve got a big decision to make,” Obama said. “It’s not just a choice between two candidates or parties but it’s about two different visions for the country that we love.”
The president used his fifth visit to the state this year to build on momentum from Tuesday’s debate and fire up supporters for the race’s home stretch. He also jabbed at opponent Mitt Romney for saying he’d reveal details of his tax plan after the election.
“I’m going to let you in on a little tip,” Obama said. “When a politician tells you he’s going to wait until after the election, it’s not because their plan is so good they don’t want to spoil the secret.”
The president also returned to a line from Tuesday’s debate deriding Romney’s “five-point plan for the economy.”
“What he’s selling is really a one-point plan,” Obama said. “Folks at the top play by a different set of rules than you do. He’s trying to sell you a sketchy deal. We don’t need a sketchy deal.”
Another debate between Obama and Romney is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22. The SEA is holding a debate watch party, including free pizza and wings. If you’d like to attend, try to arrive between 6 and 7. And if you’d like, you can volunteer some time by making phone calls or filling out post cards.