This election is personal for so many families in Ohio.
RoseMarie, who lives in Middleburg Heights, tells a story that resonates across the state: "This year, it's very, very meaningful to me emotionally—because he saved my daughter's job." RoseMarie's daughter, a single mother supporting three children, has worked for General Motors for 15 years here in Ohio. Three years ago, when the American auto industry was on the very brink of collapse and Mitt Romney was telling anyone who would listen that we should "let Detroit go bankrupt," President Obama made the tough call to lend Detroit a hand. That decision—politically unpopular at the time—saved nearly 850,000 jobs in Ohio alone.
"He saved so many jobs here," says RoseMarie. "People don't realize that the auto industry carries so many people. It just domino-effects—to people making gloves or the wax on the factory floor, to people working in the cafeterias and restaurants. So many people in the industry are grateful to be working today, my daughter especially."
Today, RoseMarie's entire family is campaigning for President Obama—even her seven-year-old grandson, who wears Obama buttons on his UAW T-shirt. If you ask, he will tell you he likes President Obama "because he saved my mom's job."
So, on behalf of three generations of her family, RoseMarie is committed to doing whatever it takes here in Cuyahoga County to deliver a "strong, strong, strong Ohio" for the President.
"I think we're going to win this election," she says, "and there's going to be nobody happier than my little family."