President Bush Draws Large Crowd

President Bush draws large crowd to southwest Ohio rally

President Bush drew one of the largest crowds yet of his campaign yesterday in strongly Republican southwest Ohio. Organizers say nearly 50-thousand people attended a rally at the former Voice of America park in West Chester north of Cincinnati. Police gave no official crowd estimate.

Bush talked about education and the economy, but he says the most important job of the president is to keep citizens safe. Bush says without a strong national security policy, the world will drift toward tragedy. He promises that wouldn't happen on his watch.

The largest crowd the president attracted previously in the campaign was more than 32-thousand at a Missouri rally.