Washington: President Barack Obama launched his re-election campaign with two back to back rallies in key battleground states of Ohio and Virginia wherein he introduced the slogan of "Forward" in an attempt to recreate his magic of four years ago that made him the first non-White US president.

Addressing impressive rallies in both Columbus in Ohio and Richmond in Virginia, Obama said "his agenda of change – though has accomplished a lot – is yet to reach its destination and thus he needs another chance."

Hitting hard at his presumptive Republican rival, Mitt Romney, Obama said Americans can't afford to give him a chance, alleging that their agenda was on steroids.

"Not now. Not with so much at stake. This isn't just another election. This is a make-or-break moment for America's middle class. We have been through much to turn back now. We have come too far to abandon the change we fought for these past few years," Obama said.

He was accompanied by the First Lady at both the rallies. "Virginia, we have got to move forward, to the future that we imagined in 2008. We have got to move forward to that future where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.

That's the choice in this election. And that's why I am running for a second term as President of the United States of America," Obama said while repeating his new "Forward" slogan. At these rallies, Obama received support with members from the audience shouting "Four More Year".

Obama said because of the steps taken by his administration since he came to power three years ago, economy was on track.

(Agencies)

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