With Election Day close, pols make final push for votes
As midterm races around the country tighten with Election Day just hours away, President Barack Obama yesterday led the charge of candidates and leaders from both parties alike who made their final pushes with voters.
Obama this weekend criss-crossed the country, lending his support to Democrats in Ohio, Chicago, Connecticut and Philadelphia and rallying supporters to get out the vote.
“This election is a choice between the policies that got us into this mess and the policies that are leading us out of this mess,” Obama told a crowd in Cleveland yesterday.
Republicans, meanwhile, were upbeat about their potential victories tomorrow.
GOP firebrand Sarah Palin said that the elections would be a “political earthquake” that would send a message to Obama. Voters “are going to say, ‘You blew it, President Obama,’” Palin said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Around the country yesterday was a flurry of campaigning:
— Trailing slightly behind Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle in Nevada, Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid had Michelle Obama join him in Las Vegas for a final swing.
— In California, GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman attempted to energize her supporters at a rally in Burbank while facing polls that gave her opponent, Democrat Jerry Brown, up to a 10-point edge.
— As long-time favorite Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold looks to lose his seat to Republican Ron Johnson, Feingold reminded voters that he was a big supporter of health care reform.