Stevie Wonder performed at Obama rally
TVC E. Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder performed Sunday afternoon at a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in Osceola County. The road to the White House may begin in Iowa, but President Barack Obama said it will end with voters in Central Florida.
Obama and music legend Stevie Wonder campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton Sunday afternoon at a rally in Osceola County.
The event was held at the Osceola County Stadium at Osceola Heritage Park near Kissimmee two days before the presidential election.
Serving as an opening act, Wonder energized the crowd of 11,000 people. An enthusiastic Obama then took the stage, speaking for half an hour.
The president spoke about the crucial role Central Florida plays in deciding the election, saying that the race to determine his successor would be over if Clinton wins the state.
“All the progress we’ve made goes out the window if we don’t win this election,” he said. “And we win this election if we win Florida. If we win Florida, it’s a wrap.”
Obama urged Clinton’s supporters to vote for her on Sunday, the final day of early voting.
“We’ve got to work our hearts out this week, these next two days as if our future depends on it,” he said. “Because our future depends on it.”
Referring to Donald Trump, Obama said if somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle control of the nation’s nuclear weapons.
“It’s not about what somebody on high will do for us,” he said. “It’s what we do together from the bottom up.”
In a nod to the county’s sizable Hispanic population, Obama gave a shoutout to the island of Puerto Rico.
“As I’ve traveled all around, I’ve seen what has made America great,” he said. “I’ve seen you — the American people.”
It was Obama’s second visit to Orlando in nine days. On Oct. 28, he campaigned for Clinton at the University of Central Florida.
During the rally, news broke that FBI Director James Comey told Congress that a review of newly discovered Clinton emails didn’t change the agency’s conclusions from earlier this year that she should not face charges.