September 28th, 2010
06:12 PM ET

Obama focuses his message on the choice facing voters

On issue after issue Tuesday, President Barack Obama kept returning to a campaign theme he repeated like a mantra - voters have a choice of supporting Democrats in November to continue moving the nation forward, or backing Republicans to return to failed policies of the past.

The president faced a range of questions at a town hall-style meeting in the yard of a home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but no matter the topic - education, small businesses, military veterans, clean energy - he repeatedly reminded listeners that the upcoming congressional elections would be their time to decide.

"I hope everybody is going to pay attention and do their homework and find out about candidates," Obama said at the end of the hour-long event. "And I think what you'll find is, is that when you're making choices for governor and you're making choices for Senate and Congress, that these choices are going to mean something."

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  1. kevin

    Pres is still tone-deaf. It's not about Republican policies as much as it is Democrats being in total control of things and not doing things neatly. It's about political balance and the perceived lack of it. Pres should be telling people that Dems listened and implemented smart Republican policies and that Dems will continue to listen, compromise and implement Repub policies.

    Even if Repubs take the House and Senate they won't have enough votes to override vetos, so we won't go back to any Repub policies. Forget big tax breaks and less regulation. The average American can see that clearly so these arguments right now against a Rupub controlled congress are weak.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nat

    An election is coming so now all of a sudden he wants to talk about his faith..For two years he has been hiding it..i guess whatever it takes to help his cause:/

    September 28, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Don

    The President was not the one who mention faith.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    It's written "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" not as Obama says: "Treat others as they would treat me" Just keeping the record straight..

    September 29, 2010 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. chester

    He was asked the question about his faith. If CNN is such a liberal rag? Why do so many gopers
    come to thi site.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  6. marno

    They all talk the talk, but don't do the walk. It is all about
    the govt. listening to the people, It is of the people, by the
    people, and for the people. Money talks, and the govt. is
    truly one sided. They have no worries except to be ousted.
    See what is happening to America, and make the right choice.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jim Brieske

    I don't think he is trying to reach college students with his shenanigans. He was at one of the most liberal universities on the planet. He's got the faculty to do it.
    No, this character wanted to say one thing to everybody who would get the message from the media. You voted for me, vote for all democrats now.
    He may truly be the sc*m of the Earth.
    jim

    September 29, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jim Brieske

    Why does that make him the sc*m of the Earth?
    Because if I was to just stand in front of you and say the name of every human being who has been killed or murdered so you could vote, it would take me over 4 years.
    If you haven't got the decency to take the time and get informed about all the candidates then shame on you. Because voting for one party is laziness and disrespectful to the dead. Their horrific stories would easily give you nightmares.
    A price has been paid for our freedom and yesterday, him as OUR president ignored it!
    jim

    September 29, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Big Game James

    Still stuck on "he's a muslim." Still stuck on his nationality. He can't get more done because he has no support from Repubs and their faithful herd. But I'm a firm believer in karma and with all the angst and hate hurled his way, I think Obama is due for a big hit.

    September 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |