JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- President Barack Obama received a warm welcome from 3000 supporters at the Prime Osborn Convention Center Thursday.
"It is good to be back in Jacksonville, Florida," he said.
And the Commander in Chief didn't waste any time telling voters why he's running for President, again. "I'm running because I believe nobody in America should go broke just because they get sick"
He touted his Affordable Care Act. He promised tax cuts to the middle class. He said, "I will also ask those making over $250,000 a year to just go back to the rates they were paying under Bill Clinton, because by the way, that worked."
He talked about to lowering college tuition, reviving American industry, renewing American optimism. "The idea that no matter where you come, no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, America is a place where you can make it if you try," he said.
Voters hung on his every word. With t-shirts and banners, they showed their support, hoping Barack Obama will be President for four more years.
Supporter Linda Everett said, "I just think he's wonderful. I certainly hope he wins."
Julian Robertson, just 14 years old, said, "I felt like the emotion coming up inside. I was really moved by it."
And supporter Melbina Ezell said, "Barack Obama, there is no other way."
Jacksonville is part of a two day tour of Florida for the President. His next stop is West Palm Beach.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- President Obama apologized for the weather delay saying, "even Air Force One has to fly around the thunder."
The comment drew laughter from the packed house at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
President Obama arrived late due to the storms over Jacksonville (click here to read blog
The president is now speaking to a crowd of several thousand supporters.
"America is a place where you can make it if you try," said President Obama. "As Americans we don't expect handouts, but we expect hard work to pay off."
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The crowd at the Prime Osborn Convention Center is still in good spirits, in spite of a slight weather delay.
As they wait for President Obama to arrive, the crowd is singing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The stage is set, and the crowd is starting to thicken at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. An estimated 4000 people are here right now, anxious to see President Obama.
President Obama is expected be arrive within the hour. And when Mister Obama gets here, he'll get a warm welcome. Supporters from all over the state are here.
President Obama is on a two day tour of Florida. He's expected to sell his plan to cut taxes for the middle class, and to ensure that come November, he'll get Jacksonville's vote.
If you recall, President Obama lost Jacksonville back in 2008. The president is hoping that won't happen again this election.
President Obama is expected to start speaking at 1:15 p.m. However, staffers tell us it could be later than that because of the bad weather (click for First Alert forecast
) moving into Jacksonville right now.