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President Barack Obama rallies crowd in Tampa




President Barack Obama speaks to supporters in Ybor City on Thursday. (Times photo, Will Vragovic)

President Barack Obama asked an early-morning crowd in Ybor City to "help me keep moving America forward," warning them Mitt Romney is hoping they'll come down with "a severe case of Romnesia" when it's time to vote.

"It comes down to trust ... who you can trust to make sure that when something unexpected happens, he or she is going to be thinking about your families, your future," Obama told the enthusiastic crowd at Ybor Centennial Park. "Trust matters. And Florida, you know me, you know I say what I mean and I mean what I say. We haven't finished all the work that we set out to do in 2008. But every single day when I set foot in that Oval Office, I'm thinking of you."

Obama visited Tampa as part of a nonstop, two-day tour of swing states.

"We pulled an all-nighter last night," said Obama, who slept on Air Force One as it traveled from Nevada to Florida. He ticked off the states he's visited already and where he's headed next, including a stop in Chicago for some early voting.

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:16am]


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