Obama to Joplin residents: All of America is with you

And the people of Joplin, who voted against Obama in a big way, turned out to welcome and applaud the president for coming to their devastated town…

During the remarks, the president at one point hit his stride, building in volume as the crowd joined his energy and jumped to their feet to applaud.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that Joplin will rebuild,” Obama said. “And as president I can promise you your country will be there with you every single step of the way. We will be with you every step of the way. We’re not going anywhere!”