Obama Hits Airwaves, Warns Agenda Is All at Risk’
In his final push to drive Democrats to the polls, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves Tuesday and warned that his agenda “is all at risk” if Republicans trounce Democrats in the midterm elections. Obama spent part of the morning making a series of Oval Office calls into local radio stations, urging Democrats to vote if they want to continue to see the kind of change that they voted for during his 2008 presidential campaign. He did interviews with four stations in urban areas: KPWR Los Angeles, WGCI Chicago, WSOL Jacksonville and KVEG Las Vegas. During his interview on KVEG, the president acknowledged that “times are still tough out there, but we finally have job growth again. … It is all at risk if people don’t turn out and vote today.” Obama, who has been campaigning almost nonstop since August, said that even if his name is not on the ballot, his agenda is. He ticked off the kinds of change that his administration has accomplished in the past two years: increased job growth, middle-class tax cuts, student loan support, health care reform and reduced foreclosures. He also highlighted his priorities for the next two years of his first term, which include infrastructure investments, clean energy and immigration reform. “I just want everybody who’s listening [to] take some time to vote today. It doesn’t take a lot of time. But it is so important to the country. It’s important to me. I hope that people can take time out of their schedule,” he said during his KPWR interview. The president will spend Election Night at the White House. He is scheduled to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to weigh in on the election results.