Following a more energetic debate Tuesday night, President Obama on Wednesday courted young voters at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and capitalized on one of Mitt Romney’s most memorable debate comments.
“I’ve got to tell you, we don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified talented driven young women ready to learn and teach in these fields right now,” Obama said of recruiting women to work in the math and sciences field.
With just three weeks before the election, the Obama campaign is making a serious effort to increase voter turnout. The president encouraged students attending the on-campus event to register to vote and reminded them that, in Iowa, early voting begins Wednesday.
“I’ve come back to Cornell College today to ask you for one big thing. I’m asking for your vote,” Obama said. “In Iowa, you can vote today… In fact, you can go vote right after this event at the Cole Library.
“If your voices aren’t heard, then the lobbyists and the special interests, they’ll fill the void – the folks who are writing the $10 million checks to try to buy this election, the folks who are trying to make it more difficult for people to vote in this election – and you can’t let that happen, I’m not going to let that happen.”
The third and final debate will take place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. on Monday and will be hosted by Face The Nation Host Bob Schieffer.