US President Barack Obama draws a huge crowd at a rally in Madison

September 30th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Madison, Sep 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama addressed a rally to help the Democratic Party’s cause in the upcoming midterm elections at the Wisconsin University. The President went on stage to deliver a speech after a series of songs by Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, The National and Ben Harper.

Other key speakers included other Democrats such as Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett. The president advised Democrats not to fail to exercise their franchise in the upcoming polls in November.

He stated that the opposition are hoping to garner the sympathy of voters and urged Madison residents to stay on their feet and reject opposition candidates. There were thousands present at the rally just like this, when Obama himself was campaigning for the White House in 2008.

US President Barack Obama said to the audience that, “They’re betting on your apathy. Madison, you’ve got to prove them wrong.”

Throughout the history of elections in the US, midterm elections have always been challenging for the ruling government due to the absence of the President on the ballot papers. The Democrats hope to gather the support of many young voters.

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