Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mr. President's (Brief) Return to Vegas

It was a "one night only" special event... At least for now. He came to lift spirits and stir the crowd to action. And wow, what a show he put on.

8 News NOW

Supporters cheered on President Barack Obama during his speech at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas Wednesday night, where he spoke to an estimated 13,000 people, according to fire officials.

Obama landed at McCarran International Airport a little after 9 p.m. Before his arrival, Rep. Shelley Berkley and state Sen. Steven Horsford spoke to the crowd, followed by pop star Katy Perry who then performed a few songs.

During the speech, Obama talked about his tax plan and challenged Mitt Romney's own plan.

"Unlike Mitt Romney, I'm willing to talk about what's in my plan," Obama said.

He also reached out to minority groups, saying "No matter where you come from, or who you love, you can make it in America."

With early voting continuing and polls all over the place, President Obama was aiming to simply excite Democrats into voting. And for the ones who have already voted, he urged them to help him get out the vote. So far, Democrats have had quite a bit of success with that. But with Republicans spending big to catch up, President Obama wants to make sure Nevada Democrats don't let up.

Tomorrow, First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to return to Las Vegas. And expect even more surprises next week. With so much at stake here in Nevada for both the President and Congress, everyone will continue fighting to the finish.

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