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Obama Supporters Hope to Hear President Address Variety of Topics

President to speak at Kent State MACC Wednesday

The thousands of people who will hear President Barack Obama deliver a campaign speech at Kent State University Wednesday hope to hear him address almost as many issues.

Kent Patch interviewed people who lined up early Monday to get their ticket to see the president to hear what they want him to talk about.

Here's what some of them had to say:

  • Carol Weigand, of Rootstown, OH: "I enjoy hearing him talk on every topic. I think he’s a wonderful speaker, and I do hope he will address the 47 percent of us who pay taxes and work hard. I want to hear his plans for the future. I think he’s going in the right direction and I hope he gets the support."
  • Alison Murphy, of Hudson, OH: "I just want to hear from him how he's going to continue to help the middle class."
  • Chris Woolverton, Kent State professor: "We want to hear some more about what he’s got planned for the next four years. A lot of speeches are made, but as it gets closer and closer to the election I think the specifics get laid out."
  • Sandy Grow, of Ravenna: "Probably about jobs, since I’m unemployed right now. And health issues ... insurance issues, and womens issues in general."
  • Brittany Smith, Kent State student: "I want to hear what he has to say as far as tuition and (student) aid because his opponent doesn’t really have anything to say about that besides 'Shop around and borrow from your parents.'"
  • Evan Gildenblatt, Kent State student: "Building an economy that’s strong for students, so that when myself and my cohorts enter the work world we have strong and steady jobs waiting for us."

The president is expected to deliver a speech about the state of the economy when he takes the stage around 5:30 p.m. in the Kent State MACC Wednesday.

Doors for the event open at 3:30 p.m.

University officials issued notice earlier this week about the effect of the president's visit to on-campus programming. Read that notice here.

Wilburforce September 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM
We are lucky in Ohio compared to many areas, our jobs in the Auto Busness are slowly adding people again. The real-estate is settling in and refinancing is working to help keep people in their homes. People in Ohio are being more careful with their money and savings are up, trending tward paying down credit card dept. Yes recovery is slow, because citizens and industry don't want to make the same mistakes that put us in the pit !
Dr. Aminur R. [Raj] Chowdhury September 25, 2012 at 03:11 PM
From: Dr. A. R. [Raj] Chowdhury ~ KSU-Professor: USA is very fortunate to have a Vision like President Obama. North-east Ohio and Kent State University [since 100-years], has been in the forefront of basic human values, right's and liberty, and ... will continue to be a Global University for the 21st. Century "Knowledge Economy". I am very pleased that OBAMA-Campaign have chosen Kent State University as a Venue to address the Nation. KSU-Main Campus is beautiful ~ President Lester Lefton and the KSU Team/faculty staff and students should be credited to have a welcome environment to our world-president Barack Obama.
Kent4Life September 25, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Who ever is prez, we will see the same ole same ole...another war, wasted tax dollars, and the economy in whole will deplete even more. Eviction notice needs to go out to the house and senate, a complete overhaul of our government is what we need....Not likely to happen though
mike who September 25, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I hate him. Worst president ever
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! September 25, 2012 at 04:44 PM
You must be very, very young...
Original Prankster September 25, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Not everyone shares your opinion, although I think you really hit it with your comment that BAH wants to be the "world president". Of course, to do that he ignores America.
Fred Garvin September 26, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Continue to help the middle class?????LOL. He is turning them into the poor class,which is his major voting block, government dependent and no chance for advancement. NObama!!!!!

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