Without referring to Clinton by name, the Illinois senator sounded the theme at a rally in central Manchester on a warm, sunny morning that drew hundreds of supporters.
"There are those who tout their experience working the system in Washington," Obama said, in a clear reference to Clinton, "but the problem is that the system in Washington isn't working for us and hasn't for a long time."
"Too many in Washington see politics as a game," Obama added. And that is why I believe this election cannot be about who can play this game better. It has to be about who can put an end to the game-playing. The times are too serious; the stakes are too high."
Obama arrived in New Hampshire with his wife Michelle and two daughters fresh from a family vacation on Martha's Vineyard a day after Clinton toured the state with her husband, former President Bill Clinton. The Clintons' appearance was only their third joint campaign tour of this election.