President Obama campaigns in Ann Arbor for Hillary Clinton

- Michigan is front and center in the race for the white house and some say it could even be the tipping point that puts one of the candidates over the top.

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are making stops in our state on the eve of the election. President Barack Obama is also making an appearance, doing his best to keep Michigan squarely in the Democrats' column.

While there's been a lot of talk about the star power on the campaign trail along with Hillary Clinton, you don't get much bigger than this with the President of the United States.

"Hello Michigan! Go blue!" Obama said.

Obama addressed the crowd gathered at the University of Michigan with Jim Harbaugh over his shoulder.

"He's focused and I need you to stay focused," Obama said. "Because I'm asking you to pull off another victory this week."

Tuesday to be precise - Election Day - and on Monday President Obama was campaigning hard to get out the vote for the woman he hopes will succeed him as president - Hillary Clinton.

"I'm feeling sentimental, this is going to be probably my last day of campaigning for a while," Obama said.

The president thanking the organizers, the crowd took them back to eight years ago - when he became commander in chief.

"We were living through two long wars, going through the worst economic crisis in 80 years," he said.

Harkening back to the auto crisis and his role in saving the auto industry - President Barack Obama asked voters to build on his legacy and keep Michigan a blue state.

"There's only one candidate in this race who's devoted her life to that better America," Obama said. "And that is the next president of the United States - Hillary Clinton."

President Obama steered clear of any mention of the email scandal that's plagued Clinton's campaign, the president instead turned to her opponent.

"The choice you face when you step into the voting booth it really could not be more clear," he said. "Donald Trump is unfit to be commander in chief."

"Don't boo," Obama said. "Vote, he can't hear your boos but he'll hear your vote tomorrow."

Which is exactly the message these voters intend to send.

"I think a lot of people didn't really know the importance of Michigan," said Allan Geoffrion. "I think that's the beauty of this whole thing."

"When he came to Michigan he (made) us proud and he gave us honor that we are important," said Yameen Jaffer trustee candidate Pittsfield Twp.

"I love the message of stronger together," Emily Jobe said. "I definitely think our country can only move forward when we are unified and we try to understand each other instead of attacking each other."

 


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