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UPDATE: Bill Clinton Stumping for Obama in Akron Thursday

Clinton is set to step in while President Barack Obama continues to focus on Hurricane Sandy.

Updated Oct. 31, 11:45 p.m.

Bill Clinton is coming to Akron on Thursday to rally support for President Barack Obama.

The former President will stump for Obama at 6 p.m. Thursday at the John S. Knight Center, located at 77 E. Mill St. in Akron, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. 

Doors will open to the public at 4:30 p.m.

Click here for tickets 

Clinton's forthcoming arrival comes a day after the cancellation of Obama's University of Akron rally.

According to whitehouse.gov, the President decided to remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. 

Tickets obtained for Obama's canceled event will be honored Thursday at the Knight Center. 

Obama will return to Northeast Ohio this Saturday to campaign in Mentor. 

Stay tuned to Patch for ongoing local coverage of the presidential election.  

Harriet November 02, 2012 at 12:44 PM
I agree. Damn we need term limits.
MZ November 02, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Murphy, I remember Regan being treated discrepectfully as well. Otherwise we agree. I have been reading about past elections (way back, 1800's) and this really isn't new at all. As a matter of fact, the vitriol and accusations were probabaly worse then. They used more appropriate language, but the messages, accusations, etc... were way over board. Each election there are folks that say we have never been so divided, I really don't think that is the case. It is fairly clear that those repeating this refrain have either just gotten interested in politics, or are consuming more media/blog/etc... information. There have been some cut-throat campaigns in the past, hell, there was a even a duel.
Murphy-Solon November 02, 2012 at 03:37 PM
I agree MZ, but it seems to me that the cumulative volume has increased in parallel with the increase in talking heads on t.v. and radio. So many more Americans seem to have hardened and inflexible positions as a result of mass media.
Colter95 November 04, 2012 at 03:13 AM
I saw Obama yesterday claiming the new job numbers are proof that his policies are working and that we are in an economic recovery... Fact is, that is not the truth, or even close to the truth... First, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9% and the year-to-date monthly average of 157,000 payroll jobs is barely enough to keep up with population growth -- much less make up for the 8 million jobs lost during the Great Recession. Second, the so-called real unemployment rate (U6) remains elevated at 14.6%, albeit down from 14.7% the prior month. Similarly, the labor participation rate is at 63.8%, up from its multi-decade low but still incredibly weak. Third, average hourly earnings fell a penny in October and average hours worked fell to 34.4 from 34.5 in September. Stagnant wages means "we're not generating income," Reinhart says. "That's a problem in terms of the durability of an economic expansion, which is usually fueled by consumption. To get consumption you've got to generate income." Also, just look at your checkbook. We are paying a lot more for everything now than we did in 2008. The price of gas has doubled. At the same time, wages have gone down, and that's if you're lucky to have a job. In 2008, 25 banks went out of business. In 2012, 48 banks have gone out of business. Almost double the amount. Does that sound like recovery to you? Don't believe the Obama lies!! Romney/Ryan 2012
Colter95 November 04, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Please don't let Obama sweep Benghazi under the rug... Lets not forget those four who were left to be slaughtered in Benghazi... Do not reward Obama for this epic failure… Every voter needs to read this excellent article... Very well worth your time... http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/01/benghazi-obamas-core-deceit/ These are pretty good as well: http://www.gazette.com/opinion/romney-146793-obama-benghazi.html http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/benghazigate-obamas-many-lies-about-libya/ http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50657 http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/10/25/CBS-Busts-Obama--and-Itself-Hidden-60-Minutes-Clip-Proves-White-House-Lied-About-Benghazi Romney/Ryan 2012

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