CCSU republicans react to Obama’s visit

New Britain, Conn. (WTNH)–When President Barack Obama addressed a crowd at Central Connecticut State University, he received a welcome few will ever experience.

People clapped after nearly every sentence, and even those that interrupted him during his remarks had nothing but words of support.

“I love you, Mr. President!,” one student shouted from the crowd. “I love you back!” Obama answered.

Even those who don’t always see eye to eye with the Commander in Chief made it a point to applaud at his visit.

“Although we disagree, I disagree with some of the points, this was really an opportunity for the university to showcase itself,” said James Moreno, the president of the CCSU Republicans.

Moreno said he would have liked the President to have spent less time talking about domestic politics and more about situations unfolding abroad.

“One thing is, for example the current situation in Ukraine. Given that there is a sizable Ukrainian and Polish population in central Connecticut, New Britain and on the south end of Hartford, I think it would have been prudent if he had mentioned it,” Moreno said.

Another point, Mr. Moreno says he disagreed with was the President’s attempts to lobby support for increasing the minimum wage.

“I think there should be more of a focus on creating better paying jobs, not getting the minimum wage jobs to be better paid,” he said. 

Mr. Moreno says he wants to be clear, he respects the President and is happy he came to Connecticut.

He should be happy, after all, he was the one that was given the opportunity to lead the student body in the pledge of allegiance that day

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