President Obama said Tuesday that voters in the 2012 election face the starkest contrast in candidates seen since the 1964 race between Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater.
"This election will probably have the biggest contrast that we've seen maybe since the Johnson-Goldwater election - maybe before that," the president said at an off-camera fundraiser shortly before Rick Santorum announced he was suspending his campaign.
Johnson won the 1964 race by 61 percent of the popular vote, making it the largest Democratic landslide since 1820.
The president's remarks came at the first of three fundraisers in the swing state today. Speaking at a luncheon at the home of Hansel Tookes, former president of Raytheon International, Obama pitched his vision for an America where everyone pays their "fair share."
"My vision … the Democratic vision, is one that says that free market is the key to e
By: joe prole
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