• 12 hours in

    We’re three cities and 12 hours into our 48-hour marathon extravaganza fly-around tour—and I couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off the last few days of the last campaign I’ll ever run.

    Being out here brings back so many great memories—driving the bumper cars with Michelle and the girls at the Iowa State Fair, joining Democrats from all over the country in Denver for the 2008 convention.

    But more importantly, as I go through these rope lines and I’m shaking hands, I hear stories of people who are returning vets who are now going back to school on the G.I. Bill, people who are now getting health care because of Obamacare, young people who are going to college to be a nurse or a doctor, and they’re getting a Pell Grant or some sort of student assistance.

    All of that reminds me that this is not just a game of politics. This is a question of how well we’re going to be able to ensure a great future for all Americans. And that just makes me want to work even harder.

    We’ve got 13 days left, and we’re going to finish this the way we started it—with all of us working together and rolling up our sleeves.

    I’m fighting for you, and I hope you’ll keep fighting for me. If you haven’t already, sign up to be part of our grassroots team here, and then ask your grandma or your brother or your friend or your roommate to join you.

    I’m off to have a chat with Jay Leno now—be sure to tune in, and check back for more updates over the next 36 hours.

    Thanks,

    Barack

    Campaign trail Barack Obama