On the Trail: May 8

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  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney court supporters
  • Barack Obama at Ohio campaign rally
  • Obama shakes hands at Ohio rally
  • Michelle Obama at Ohio State rally
  • Romney at Ohio campaign event
  • 050912 politics on the trail rick santorum
  • The Life of Julia
  • Ron Paul at Philadelphia rally

It's On!

President Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign with a pair of rallies in battleground states Ohio and Virginia. In his speeches, Obama sought to not only defend his record but also to define likely opponent Mitt Romney as an empty suit who hasn’t a clue about the lives and struggles of ordinary Americans.

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