Obama Gets Weepy at Final Rally

Romney holds last event in NH, then announces 2 more
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2012 12:42 AM CST
Obama Gets Tearful at Final Rally
Mitt Romney hugs Ann Romney after she introduced him at a New Hampshire campaign rally at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Obama returned to Iowa for what he says will be the final campaign event of his political career. The president, sharing a stage with Michelle, shed a few tears as he reminisced about his 2008 campaign and didn't mention Mitt Romney once in his 29-minute speech, Politico reports. "I’ve come back to Iowa one more time to ask for your vote," he said. "I came back to ask you to help us finish what we started. Because this is where our movement for change began, right here."

Mitt Romney, meanwhile, went to New Hampshire for his last rally before the polls opened, the Boston Globe reports. It was also to have been the final one of his campaign but his staff announced he would return to Ohio and Pennsylvania for events after voting today in Massachusetts. "This is a special moment for Ann and me, because this is where our campaign began," he said after receiving a minutes-long standing ovation from the crowd. "And then your primary vote put me on the path to win the Republican nomination. And tomorrow, your votes and your work right here in New Hampshire will help me become the next president of the United States." (More President Obama stories.)

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