A few days after Superstorm Sandy led President Obama to cancel a planned campaign stop in Green Bay, he was in town for a rally at Austin Straubel Airport.
During a short speech the president told the crowd next Tuesday's vote comes down to more than a choice between the two major political parties.
"You'll be making a choice between two fundamental different visions of America," he said. "One where we return to the top down policies that crashed our economy." When some in the corwed booed that remark, the president said, "Don't 'boo' Wisconsin, vote....[for] a future that's built by the strong and growing middle class."
Obama mentioned his visit to storm ravaged New Jersey and his bipartisan meeting with that state's governor, Chris Christie. Still, with the brief meeting between Republican and Democrat, Obama said there are still fundamental differences among the parties.
"But if the price of peace in Washington is cutting deals that would cut students off financial aid or get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood or eliminate healthcare for millions on Medicaid who are poor or elderly or disabled just to give a millionaire a tax cut, I'm not having it," he said.
The president invoked the economic good times of his party's predecessor, Bill Clinton. Obama says the nation's wealthy should pay the same federal tax rates they did in the mid-to-late 1990's.
The president has two more stops in Wisconsin planned before Election Day: Saturday in Milwaukee, and Monday in Madison.
Republican Mitt Romney will appear at a rally in Milwaukee Friday.