With little more than 24 hours until polls close on the east coast, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney continued to make their closing arguments today in as many swing states as possible, holding massive rallies in Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and Wisconsin. And perhaps to shore up excitement among supporters who may for whatever reason be slightly exhausted by the thought of another campaign speech, they each brought along a few famous friends. Among the President’s guests was Democratic party staple Bruce Springsteen, who appeared at several rallies over the weekend and Monday, and fervent Obama supporter Jay-Z.
Before introducing the President, HOV fired up the crowd with several clean renditions of campaign appropriate hits. Crowd-pleasing one-liners included “if you’re having world problems I feel bad for you son, I’ve got 99 problems, but Mitt ain’t one,” as well as choruses from “Encore,” and “Run This Town.” Jay was cautious not to overstep his family-friendly boundaries, and at several points joked about needing help if the Secret Service tackled him onstage. He seemed happy with his status as an opening act, bantering with crowd members, interspersing chants of “Four More Years!” and “Forward!” into songs and smiling frequently. We get that the President called you when he needed help courting the youth vote, but quit going soft on us with all the positive vibes HOV!
Watch the whole package, complete with a performance by Jay-Z and a speech by President Obama below: