Obama takes his SOTU message on the road
February 13th, 2013
02:57 PM ET

Obama takes his SOTU message on the road

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (CNN)-  Seeking to build momentum and rally support for his jobs agenda, President Obama began the first of three campaign-style day trips around the country Wednesday a day after his fourth State of the Union address.

Traveling to Asheville, North Carolina Mr. Obama spoke at an auto parts plant to highlight his proposals he hopes will make America a "magnet" for jobs and manufacturing.

"I believe in manufacturing I think it makes our country stronger," Mr. Obama told the small crowd of workers gathered around the makeshift podium in the center of the factory.

Calling the middle class the "true engine of American economic growth" and "the North star that guides everything we do,"  the president warned there would be "no magic bullet".

He went on to try to rally support for his proposals now stalled in a partisan Congress.

“[W]e've got to stop with some of the politics that we see in Washington sometimes that's focused on who's up and who's down, and let's just focus on the same kind of common sense and cooperation that we're seeing at this plant," said Mr. Obama.  FULL POST