CHESAPEAKE, VA — Yesterday in a packed high school gym, former President Bill Clinton rallied a crowd of supporters of President Obama. Late last night the President spoke to a huge crowd of 24,000 in Bristow, Virginia. Today, Gov. Mitt Romney will speak in Newport News.
With less than 72 hours left in the race for the White House the three states most important to Obama and Romney, Ohio, Virginia and Florida, are receiving mega-attention. “As of 8:30 this morning, Obama is ahead or tied in every national poll or tracking poll. Romney has no lead in any national poll,” tweeted commentator Keith Boykin this morning.
Despite poll numbers showing the President ahead, neither campaign is taking anything for granted in the final hours in at the final weekend of campaigning.
“Virginia, in three days, you’ve got a choice to make. And even if you’ve made the choice, you’ve got to go talk to some folks who haven’t,” the President told a crowd of 24,000 people.
Mirroring what he’d said in Chesapeake early Saturday, President Clinton used the same lines introducing the President late last night.
“One of the reasons middle-class people didn’t get a pay raise in the last decade is that health care costs went up so much. The health care law has not only allowed 3 million young people to be on their parent’s insurance policy for the first time — (applause) — has not only made it possible, beginning next year, if he wins, for more than 30 million Americans, many with preexisting conditions, to be insured — (applause) — not only has made it illegal for women to be charged more than men for the same health care — (applause) — but for the last two years, we’ve got the lowest inflation in health care costs in 50 years,” Clinton said.
Gov. Romney is expected to be in Newport News, VA at an airport rally today.