November 4, 2012
MENTOR, Ohio — Facing questions about his campaigning for re-election while millions of Americans still await government relief efforts from Superstorm Sandy, President Obama said Saturday that one of the disaster’s positive results was “leaders of different political parties working together to fix what’s broken.”
“It’s a spirit that says, ‘We’re all in this together,’ ” Mr. Obama told about 4,000 supporters in a high-school gym in northeast Ohio. “We rise and fall as one nation and one people.”
The president then pivoted quickly to his partisan stump speech, attacking Republican rival Mitt Romney for pursuing “top-down economics” for the wealthy and billing himself as the true agent of change in the election on Tuesday.