Christie Campaigns For Romney In Ohio
'Un-employ' Obama! Shouted one of the estimated 12,000 people who turned out to either support or protest the Republican presidential candidate.
Thousands of Ohioans turned out to see Gov. Chris Christie stump Tuesday for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Cuyahoga Falls.
Ohio has become a revolving door for presidential candidates because it is traditionally considered a swing state. President Obama campaigned at Ohio State University Tuesday just hours before Romney's evening stop in Cuyahoga Falls.
"Ohio, are you ready to get the job done?" asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who joined Romney on Tuesday.
More Americans like Romney this week, but he still isn't as popular as Obama nationally, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll. Of those polled, 47 percent said they liked Romney but 55 percent liked Obama -- numbers for both candidates went up after the debates, reported Huffington Post.
"People at Obama rallies keep saying four more years," said Romney when he hit the stage at about 8 p.m. "They should be saying four more weeks!"
'Leave teacher unions behind'
In addition to talking about the national debt, Romney also touched on international trade and teachers unions. "I will make sure I put the kids, the parents and teachers first and leave the teacher unions behind," he said.
He repeated his promise to repeal Obamacare as well.
Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart was first in a long line of Ohio Republicans to introduce Romney. "Under Mitt Romney, the rich, the middle and the poor will rise to the betterment of their families," Robart said.
"In 28 days, we're going to have to make the biggest decision of not only our lifetime, but our country's lifetime," said Congressman Jim Renacci.
Other Romney supporters were just as enthusiastic.
"I'm here to support Mitt to make sure we don't become another socialist state like Greek or Spain," said Art Woodard of Mayfield Heights.
Stephen Troyer drove from Salem, OH to support Romney because of his pro-life and same-sex marriage views. "This election centers around moral issues," Troyer said.
Norman Brague, of Wadsworth, likes Mitt's "confidence, charisma and hard-line leadership qualities."
Pearl Doherty of Cleveland, and Rita Andrich of Medina, support Romney because they say "his plans align with God's."
Others showed up to support public television in response to Romney's stated intent to stop giving money to public television.