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Wed April 18, 2012
President Obama at Dearborn campaign stop: "Part of what makes us great is making stuff"
President Obama made a broad, impassioned case for his re-election in Metro Detroit Wednesday.
The President resurrected the “change” theme of his 2008 campaign.
He said change is a slow process. But he touted some milestones of his first term, including health care reform and the resurgence of the US auto industry.
“If we work on behalf of our higher ideals…we will finish what we started in 2008,” the President told a crowd of enthusiastic supporters.
The President also paid homage to his surroundings—the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. He said it shows that “part of what makes us great is making stuff.”
“That’s what this museum reminds us of," Mr. Obama said. "Of what it means to build. It’s time we start taking the money we’re spending on war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use half of it to build our nation here at home.”
The President contrasted that with what he called Republicans’ “you’re on your own economics.”
“Their philosophy is that we’re better off if a few are doing well at the top, and everybody else is fending for themselves," Mr. Obama said. "And they’re wrong.”
The Henry Ford hosted the first of two Metro Detroit fundraisers for the President. He then moved on to a private fundraiser at the Bingham Farms home of businesswoman Denise Ilitch.
The top price for a ticket there: $40,000.