MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says change takes more than one term in the White House, more than one president and more than one party.
His message to thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Milwaukee was a rebuke to rival Mitt Romney, who claims Obama’s policies have failed to turn the economy around.
The crowd of about 18,000 in a steady drizzle was the largest yet of Obama’s reelection campaign. It was Obama’s first appearance in Wisconsin since February.
At the rally and at two fundraising events in the state, Obama resurrected the promise at his nominating convention to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs. Wisconsin is better off than many states with a 7.5 percent unemployment rate, has seen its manufacturing industry hard hit in recent years.