President Obama spoke at a rally for Pennsylvania’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Tom Wolf, at The Liacouras Center at Temple University in Philadelphia:
Tom knows how to create jobs here in Pennsylvania… He’s a practical person who just wants to make it work for the people of Pennsylvania. He’s not going to run on an agenda of slashing budgets for our schools or laying off thousands of teachers. He’s not running to serve special interests.
The President said that Wolf is “a sincere person. He’s not a professional politician. He’s in it for the right reasons.”
Obama said that voters will be “making a choice about two different visions for America.” He said that “Republicans are patriots too,” but added, “There are a lot of people in my family that I really love, but I wouldn’t put them in charge. They’ve got bad ideas.”
The event manager of The Liacouras Center, Michael Tischler, said that the crowd count was 5,500.
Wolf was secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue between April 2007 and November 2008. He is the chairman of his family-owned business, The Wolf Organization Inc., a building-product company.