President Barack Obama is only days away from the most important day for his Presidential campaign. He sat with Colby Colb of Cleveland Z107.9 this week. He speaks to Ohio voters about why he is the best person to serve the American people as President in 2013.
Listen below for the full interview.
POTUS On the debate Tuesday:
Hopefully people saw…that I’m determined to fight on behalf of middle class families, and Governor Romney’s just got a different vision of how we do that.
POTUS On how he will get things going if re-elected:
The truth of the matter is, think about all the things we’ve already gotten done. We saved an auto industry, saved a million jobs throughout Ohio and Michigan, we’ve gotten healthcare reform, we have made sure that we expanded student loan programs and pell grant programs; so a lot of stuff has gotten done, but we have a lot more to do. My hope is if we have a decisive victory in this election, that Republicans who spent a lot of time worrying about trying to beat me, will start focusing on trying to improve the country. This is my last campaign, and the only reason I’m running is to make sure we can finish what we started.
POTUS On What He’s Most Excited About Accomplishing During Second Term:
A couple things. Number one, I wanna bring manufacturing jobs back to Ohio and back to the United States. Number two, I wanna make sure we have the best education system in the world.
POTUS On How He Deals With Negative Press/Attention:
You gotta [have] thick skin to be President, and running for president. Everyday I meet somebody who says ‘thank you, my child now has health insurance and didn’t have it before,’ or ‘thank you, I was able to study at a community college and now I’ve got a job even though I didn’t have one before,’ or ‘thank you, you helped me to save my home from foreclosure.’ And when you remember every single day who you’re fighting for, and who you’re representing, then you really don’t worry too much about some of the stuff that goes on in Washington.
POTUS On a Typical Conversation with Jay-Z and Beyonce:
I’ve gotten to know these guys over the first several years. They’re good people. Beyonce could not be sweeter to Michelle and the girls. So they’re good friends. We talk about the same things I talk about with all my friends. I made sure that Jay-Z was helping Beyonce out [with the baby], and not leaving it all with Beyonce and the mother-in-law.
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<strong>On Getting Young People to Vote:</strong>
Young people have to understand, even if they're just turning voting age...these decisions determine the direction this country will take for decades to come. How I get young people to vote [is by saying] if you don't vote, then the people who are voting get to decide the big huge direction question...whether or not more kids get student loans...whether or not kids get to stay on their parents insurance until they're 25 or not...I want young people to get in the habit of saying 'I have to get to the polls, I have to make my vote count."
<strong>On Her Expectations of President Obama:</strong>
First of all, Colby, I knew that Barack would be an outstanding president. He's got the character, the values, the substance, and intellect. But the thing that's impressed me most in watching him up close and personal, is just the level of calm he brings to all of these high level decisions. You don't see Barack being moved by a poll or even pressure, or doing what's politically easy. We've gotta have leaders in elected office who are operating from their values and not by the next election or a set of advisors who tell you 'do this, it looks better.'"
<strong>On the President being a Father and Husband:</strong>
When he walks from the oval office...to our house and those doors close, he's dad. He makes sure than whenever he's not traveling, he's home in time for dinner. He shuts off that part of himself and gives the rest of himself to our daughters and to me. And he makes us feel like we're the most important thing in the world, even though I know he's dealing with crises after crises. And that's why I love him so much.