Friday, August 03, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama Comes to Akron - Again

U.S. President Barack Obama Comes to Akron - Again

On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Akron, Ohio as a part of his 2012 campaign for re-election. Obama was just in Akron less than a month ago and some suspect that he may return to the area again in the near future as the campaign trail heats up.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. (Aug., 2012)

I was able to attend the speech at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron after I'd obtained a ticket earlier in the week.

Ticket to see President Obama speak in Akron on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

The crowd had been waiting for several hours when Obama arrived just before 4 p.m. Although he looked and sounded a bit tired, he quickly got the crowd hyped by speaking about taxes, healthcare, education and the struggles of the middle class.

Various images from President Obama's speech in Akron at the John S. Knight Center. (Aug., 2012)

He didn't speak long; maybe 20 minutes, but his supporters were excited and they consistently chanted, "Four more years. Four more years." Let's see if those chanting will go to the polls.

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