President Barack Obama is telling supporters that the change he promised back in 2008 can still come if they renew their energy and work even harder this time around.

Speaking to a hometown crowd in Chicago a day after Mitt Romney sailed to victory in the New Hampshire Republican primary, Obama sought to ready his backers for the fight ahead leading to Election Day in November.

Said the president: "You can't give up."

Obama never specifically mentioned New Hampshire or Romney, who's established himself as the front-runner to take on the president in the fall. But he told supporters at the first of three evening fundraisers that the election would present a clear choice.


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