President Obama will be spending the night in Toledo after a whirlwind weekend of campaigning in Iowa and Colorado. Air Force One landed at Toledo Express Airport at 7:15 p.m. about 25 minutes late. As Mr. Obama climbed down the stairs from Air Force One he was cheered loudly by a crowd of 75 people who had gathered to get a glimpse of him. The President was greeted by several local and federal politicians, notably Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken and Toledo City Councilman Joe McNamara. The President then walked over to the crowd of people that had assembled and shook hands with his supporters.
The President will speak at a rally at Scott High School tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. The doors will open at 10:30a.m. You must have a ticket to get in. The Toledo stop is part of a cross country swing that will eventually carry Mr. Obama to Charlotte, North Carolina where the Democratic National Convention is being held. On Thursday the President will accept for the second time the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
WNWO's Angie Gonzalez will be reporting from Charlotte during the week of the convention. Polls show the President leading his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney in Ohio. Most political pundits agree that the candidate who wins Ohio's 18 electoral votes will win the election.