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Wisconsin Welcomes Barack Obama

Yesterday, over 30,000 fired up Wisconsinites joined President Obama on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

"This is an unbelievable crowd. I've been told this is good practice for Halloween on State Street. But there’s something that you've got to do before then, Madison - you've got to vote. In just 18 days, on October 22nd, Wisconsin gets to start voting early. So you can register and vote at your early vote location."

"Governor Romney may dance around his positions, he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be President, then you owe the American people the truth."

"So here’s the truth: Governor Romney cannot pay for his $5 trillion tax plan without blowing up the deficit or sticking it to the middle class. We can’t afford to go down that road again… we have been there. We have tried that. We are not going back. We’re moving forward."

"Madison, what we are rallying around is a new economic patriotism that is rooted in the core belief that built this country -- the belief that the economy grows when we have a strong and thriving middle class and everybody who works hard has a shot."

"I want to help big factories and small businesses double their exports, create a million new manufacturing jobs. You can make that happen, but you’re going to have to vote."

"Now, the guy playing Mitt Romney last night says he loves education, but the budget that his running mate, Congressman Ryan, put forward - would gut education to pay for more tax breaks for the wealthy. That’s one path. It’s the wrong path."

"No family should have to set aside an acceptance letter to go to the University of Wisconsin because they don’t have the money. No company should have to look for workers in China because they couldn’t find any with the right skills here in the United States."

"If you stand with me, and work with me, we will win Madison again. We’ll win Wisconsin again. We will win the election again. We’ll finish what we started in 2008, and remind the world why the United States of America is the greatest nation on Earth."

Madison brought a fired up crowd to greet President Obama. Take that energy home to the streets of your community. Get involved this weekend.

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