DURHAM, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- While most of the political world is focused on Wednesday's debate between President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, Former President Bill Clinton has his attention on New Hampshire. He made a stop on behalf of President Obama at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
President Clinton focused his remarks right at the students, specifically appealing to them on the issue of student loans, talking up an Obama admnistration policy that will allow them to pay back their loans as a percentage of their income for 20 years. Clinton also made sure students know that they are allowed to vote in their college town.
He spent most of his speech, though, talking about economics. He said Mitt Romney's policies do not add up and would make the federal debt worse. And he said President Obama is moving the economy in the right direction, even if it's not where it needs to be yet.
Clinton said, "The only reason this is a race is we're Americans. We're impatient. We want things fixed day before yesterday and the economy's not fixed. I'm telling you nobody could have fixed this much damage in 4 years."
The fire marshal at this event estimated there were 1,675 people attending the event. The gymnasium was standing room only.
New Hampshire has been considered a toss-up state in this Presidential contest -- but lately it has been moving towards President Obama. President Clinton's speech was very much a get out the vote effort.