President Obama got an early start on the second day of his buscapade through Ohio and Pennsylvania Friday.
Obama spent the night in Akron, Ohio, after telling supporters in Parma late Thursday he wants more Americans to be able to live the American dream he and his wife have.
Obama kicked off Friday at Ann's Place diner in Akron where he dined on hash browns, eggs, bacon, wheat toast, grits and coffee and chatted up fellow diners.
"This is a section they call the troublemakers," the president said as he approached a table of men wearing baseball caps. He then advised them: "Don't do anything wrong while these guys have the cameras on. They'll catch you."
The men were identified as Rick Nixon, who has worked at Goodyear in Akron for two decades and is a political coordinator of United Auto Workers Local 21, Jim DiFalco who has done two stints at Goodyear, the latest beginning in 1992, and whose father and grandmother worked for the company, and Keith Ross, who makes racing tires for NASCAR at Goodyear.
Obama's next stop was the Dobbins Elementary School in Poland, Ohio.
In his final appearance Thursday, Obama noted the progress that has been made since the recession hit in late 2007 and ran through the litany of things he wants from Congress, criticizing likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney's proposals as more of the policies that triggered the recession in the first place.
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