MIAMI BEACH – A party atmosphere greeted President Obama in South Florida on Tuesday night, his final stop on a two-day campaign tour that largely was about adding to his campaign war chest for the more than four-month campaign battle still to come.
The president freshened his remarks for the Latino-heavy market with a reference to his administration’s recent order to halt deportations for young illegal immigrants, as he laid out what was at stake in the campaign against Mitt Romney.
“You can decide whether or not it makes sense to stop denying the opportunity of responsible young people to allow them to stay here and prosper here, get educated here, just because they are the children of undocumented immigrants,” Obama said, prompting a standing ovation at the Jackie Gleason Theater at the Fillmore Miami Beach. “They are Americans through and through.”
Obama also told the crowd that they would decide whether “we’re going to continue to have elections decided by multimillion-dollar donations.”