Transcript for President Obama Talks Bipartisan in Ohio
go until americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. And there in the corner of your screen, our abc news presidential countdown clock. As abc's tapper tells us tonight how the president plans to cross the finish line in first place. Hello, ohio! Reporter: As he made his way across the pivot albumeye state, the cornerstone of his midwestern firewall, president obama cast himself in the same bipartisan way that appealed to independent voters four years ago. Over the last four years, the status quo in washington has fought us every step of the way. Reporter: It would be unusual for a democratic president to actually suggest it would be okay with him if voters went for a congressional candidate other than a democrat. But, eager to paint himself as not part of the problem in washington, the president did just that at every stop. As long as I'm president, you know, I've said I will work with anybody of any party to move this country forward. If you want to break the gridlock in congress, you'll vote for leaders who feel the same way whether they're democrat, republican or independent. Reporter: President obama seemedized and confident today. He actually did a little jig at this last stop here in lima, ohio. Obama campaign officials are talking up their early voting program, years in the making. With republicans more reliable election day voters, the argument goes, democrats have built up a bank of early votes, ones that make wink those battleground states a tougher challenge for romney. Obama campaign officials argue polls of early voters in battleground states suggest their bank of obama votes means that romney will have to win on election day well more than half the votes in key states to win. But the president is not relying solely on early voting or even on this new rekindled bipartisan pitch. In this state alone, diane, president obama and his allies have run 16,000 more ads than romney and his allies. And if that's not enough for you, on monday, president obama will be back here in ohio with bruce springsteen.
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