Obama to Michigan: I Need You to Carry Hillary Clinton to Victory

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.
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President Barack Obama wants voters in Michigan to go to the polls on Tuesday and “carry” Hillary Clinton across the finish line.

“Michigan, I ask you to do for Hillary what you did for me, and that is for you to carry her the same way you carried me,” he said. “I ask you to make her better the same way you made me better.”

Obama campaigned in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Monday, asking his supporters to volunteer to get their friends and family members out to vote, and urging them to reject the cynicism about politics.

He even suggested that a vote for Clinton was a vote against the special interests and lobbyists.

“That’s what special interests and lobbyists, my opponents, Hillary’s opponents, that’s what they want you to think so you don’t go vote,” Obama said.

He also reminded his supporters that they had the chance to make history, alluding to the soaring hopeful rhetoric of his 2008 campaign.

“You have the chance to reject a course, divisive, mean-spirited politics that would take us backwards,” Obama said. “You can elect a leader who’s spent her entire life trying to appeal to the better angels of our nature, you have a chance to elect our first female president.”

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