“You guys sound like you’re fired up already,” President Barack Obama told the crowd at the Summerfest Grounds at the Henry Maier Festival Park on Sept. 22. “It is good to be back in Milwaukee.”The enthusiastic crowd was chanting “four more years” but the president said that it will take a few years to solve challenges that have built over decades."We can't move forward when our leaders write off half the nation, calling them a bunch of victims."
When the crowd began to boo, Obama told them, "Don't boo, vote!"“I don’t see a lot of victims here today,” he added. “I see hard working Wisconsinites.”
Obama’s visit to the battleground of state of Wisconsin was his first in months. Political experts said the visit shows the Obama campaign is still treating Wisconsin like a key swing state even though recent polls have shown him leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Six weeks out from the election, Obama holds a slim lead over Romney in most battleground states around the U.S..Obama told the crowd that Romney wants to gut investments in education to give tax breaks to the wealthy.
“I believe in the United States of America no child should have a dream deferred because an overcrowded classroom,” he said.
"There’s no problem we cannot solve there’s no challenge that we cannot meet,” he added.
Other speakers at the rally included Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and Congresswoman and current U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. Green Bay Packers players Jermichael Finley and Desmond Bishop were also in attendance.