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Obama Makes Ohio Appearance to Discuss Economy, Health Care
CLEVELAND (Chris Vanocur) -- President Barack Obama visited the Buckeye State to make a rousing speech about the economy as well as health care.
Obama came to Ohio to talk about jobs American jobs in general and Ohio steel jobs in particular.
"We rolled up our sleeves. We made some tough choices," Obama told a cheering crowd. "We rescued and retooled the American auto industry. We saved more than 1 million jobs."
In several ways, the economy had regained its footing, but the President's approval rating continues to drop.
That's because of the health care law that bears his name.
But instead of backing away from 'Obamacare,' the President doubled down on it.
"I want millions of Americans to make sure they are not going broke when they get sick. That they can go to the doctor when their kid gets sick. And were not apologizing for that," Obama said.
The President admitted that the healthcare rollout and the website had been a mess, but he defiantly told the Ohioans attending that he is not giving up on Obamacare just like he didn't give up on American workers.
"We're doing everything we can to guarantee the next revolution in manufacturing happens right here," Obama said. "I hope it happens right here in Ohio. I hope it happens right here in America."
Obama came to Cleveland because it is one of the most productive metal companies in the world.
A strategic location, considering potential future attacks on health care.