Electing Mitt Romney would be a return to policies that have failed in the past and “crashed our economy,’’ President Obama told a full house crowd of 13,500 at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena Sunday night.
The highly charged-up crowd, that was entertained before and after the president’s speech by legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder, roared its approval when Obama appealed to them to help him win the election that takes place on Tuesday and appears now to be too close to call.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus will be the draw Sunday morning when the Commit to Mitt Express bus joins tail
gaters outside Paul Brown Stadium before the Bengals game.
Nicklaus, who will travel the state Sunday stumping for the Romney-Ryan ticket, will be in parking lot E of Paul Brown Stadium at 10:30 a.m. Joining him for the get-out-the-vote event will be Hamilton County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County commissioners Greg Hartmann and Chris Monzel, and Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters.
The Obama-Biden campaign is sending seven-time Grammy winner will.i.am and actress-producer Vivica A. Fox to Cincinnati Saturday for a "Party at the Polls" event outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections.
"Party at the Polls" begins at 10 a.m. outside the board of elections at 824 Broadway downtown.
The board offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for early voters, as well as from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Monday.
Four years ago, then-senator Barack Obama held a rally at the University of Cincinnati on the Sunday before the election, his final stop in Cincinnati before going on to win Ohio and the White House two days later.
This year, Obama - now locked in a tight re-election campaign where Ohio will play a crucial role - will return to the same Sunday for a rally at UC's Fifth Third Arena in what is likely to be his final campaign appearance in the area before Tuesday's election.