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President Obama Focuses on Higher Education in Charlottesville

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Charlottesville, VA - President Obama returned to Virginia Wednesday ending a tour of college towns. He spoke to a crowd of more than 6,000 people in Charlottesville.

The President knew exactly who he was speaking to - a young, energetic, college crowd. He won this demographic overwhelmingly back in 2008, and he told them he'd need them again to win in November.

He spoke to issues near and dear to this crowd: The exceedingly high cost, of higher education. He started off by saying he and the first lady just finished paying off their debt eight years ago.

"We shouldn't be making it harder for young people, we should be making it easier for young people. We shouldn't be ending the college tax credit that we started, we should be expanding it. Higher education isn't a luxury, it is an economic necessity," said Obama.

The president didn't forget about the Republican National Convention going on either. Here's what he had to say about Mitt Romney's critical stance on the healthcare reform act:

"He calls my healthcare law Obamacare. I call his plan ‘Romney doesn't care.' He's running on the Romney doesn't care platform."

This speech marked the end of a two-day, multi state tour for the president.

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