Watch a fired up President Obama in Ohio for the first 2012 campaign rally and/or read the full text transcript below:
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President Obama Remarks in Columbus, Ohio, May 5, 2012
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I want to thank so many of our Neighborhood Team Leaders for being here today. You guys will be the backbone of this campaign. And I want the rest of you to join a team or become a leader yourself, because we are going to win this thing the old-fashioned way -- door by door, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood.
Ohio, four years ago, you and I began a journey together.
I didn’t run, and you didn’t work your hearts out, just to win an election. We came together to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth.