Washington, May 6: President Barack Obama has begun his official re-election campaign by saying that the “Republicans have found a nominee who will rubber-stamp their agenda”.
Obama said that voting for presidential contender Mitt Romney would bring a GOP outfit to power whose policies have always failed.
Addressing a packed Ohio State University basketball arena over the weekend, Obama said: “We’ve been through too much to turn back now.”
He also asked for more time to fix America’s problems during his campaign, Fox News reports.
Though the campaign officially begins today with stops in the swing states of Ohio and Virginia, Obama has been campaigning for months, traveling across the country and talking about his election campaign.
In Ohio, he spoke about the economy, women’s health, a college education and the U.S. military involvement overseas.
Obama also visited Virginia Commonwealth University late on Saturday afternoon.
Reworking the 2008 campaign promise, Obama said he wanted more American citizens with college degrees than anywhere else in the world.
He mentioned Osama Bin Laden’s death, saying that he was “no longer a threat”.
Obama also argued that recession and the prolonged recovery that have largely defined his first term began under the Bush Administration, while he was still campaigning four years ago. (ANI)