Obama pledges ‘Change will come’

President Barack Obama scooped up campaign cash in his Chicago hometown on Wednesday, promising supporters that change can still come if they work even harder this time around.

A day after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s convincing win in New Hampshire’s GOP primary, which established him as the clear front-runner to take on the president in the fall, Obama’s visit home was all about summoning his backers’ enthusiasm for the fight ahead — along with reminders of what he left behind four years ago.

“If you’re willing to work even harder in this election than you did in the last election, I promise you, change will come,” Obama said at a large fundraising event at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“You can’t back down — not now. We won’t give up — not now,” Obama said. “We’ve got to send a message we are going to keep pushing and fighting for the change that we believe in.”



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