After officially accepting their nomination at the convention last night in Charlotte, President Obama and Vice President Biden were back on the road today, along with Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Their first stop was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where they encouraged an enthusiastic crowd of supporters to step up and volunteer for the last leg of the campaign.
"The event was amazing. It was just so incredible to see all of them together, especially so soon after the convention. I think the Obamas and Bidens get how important New Hampshire is, and they know how politically active people are here. I think that's why they made this their first stop after Charlotte. And the President is absolutely right—we have to keep knocking on doors, making phone calls, and talking about why this election is important. This is how we're going to win–and that's what I'll be doing tomorrow."
—Barbara from Portsmouth, who will be volunteering for the weekend of action
“I’m wicked excited—and I don’t regret it a bit getting here early! We could feel the excitement on the radio. I’ve been following so closely. I talk about politics a lot at school—it’s on everyone's lips.”
—Rebecca, student from Maine
“I love that President Obama speaks the truth—he’s the most honest president we have ever had. Historic event for us here in New Hampshire—it just shows how important it is that we win here. Let's get everyone fired up today for the next 60 days.”
—Jerry, who also waited in line since early in the morning
“Everyone here this morning is so energized and so excited to see the Obamas and the Bidens, especially after the convention.”
—Julia, a volunteer and retired teacher from Exeter
“The President is about everything I stand for and everything we fought for: fairness for everybody. Next week, I’m manning my first phone bank in Dover. We're all in it together—I just want to do my bit.”
—Gerard, a veteran from Dover
Tomorrow and Sunday, volunteers across the country will be organizing for the weekend of action. Find an event to get involved where you are.