Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Dayton Ohio today. But speaking to a crowd of more than 1000 at Wright State University, Biden began his speech on a solemn note - paying tribute to U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other embassy staff killed in an attack in Benghazi on Wednesday.
Biden said, Chris (Stevens) and Sean (Smith) and their colleagues were exemplars of our nations commitment to freedom and to justice, and to partnership with nations and people around the world, in order, in order to make us safer at home, to make us safer at home.
The Vice President went on to emphasize the need to build an economy generating from the middle out, rather than from the top-down. And to the enthusiastic crowd he issued a laundry list of things the Obama administration would, in a second term, deliver to the American people:
...One hundred thousand new science and math teachers in the next ten years, two million workers learning new skills for a new economy at the community colleges, one million new manufacturing jobs; Cut oil imports by half by 2020, invest in clean renewable energy - solar and wind - create tens of thousands of new jobs that way; Safely develop the naturals gas supply support six hundred thousand jobs by the end of the decade; Real and fair enforcement of our trade laws, level the playing field.
From Ohio, the Vice President moves on to another battleground state, Wisconsin. President Obama is Expected back in Ohio Next week.
This article has been revised to issue the following correction September 13, 2012:
An earlier version of this story stated that there were more than 300 in the crowd, when there were more than 1,000.