President address 1,600 supporters at Music Hall - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

President addresses 1,600 supporters at Music Hall


On Monday afternoon, 1,600 people came out to hear President Barack Obama speak in the ballroom at Music Hall.

As the President entered the room, the crowd chanted "four more years." The President pledged to make that happen with their help. Mr. Obama talked about the basics for 15 minutes, including: the 2009 Auto Bailout and taxes.

Then came the town hall portion.

A local mother asked about LGBT rights for her son. A local father disagreed with the President's goal to send everyone to college. A Tri-State teenager asked about whether Mr. Obama would be able to help put her father back to work. The president was direct in his answers. He even addressed critics, at times.

"When you hear about the affordable care act or Obamacare," said President Obama. "I don't mind the name because I really do care."

While all ended with serious answers there were some lighthearted moments: a local barber asked when he could cut the president's hair.

"You know you would not want a president who was disloyal to his barber," replied the President.

A young girl scout asked the question of the day.

"What's your favorite Girl scout cookie?"

The President replied, "I'm pretty partial to those mints."

President Obama wrapped up his event today by saying he would return to Cincinnati.

Copyright 2012 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly