Obama, Romney Crisscross Nation for Votes

President Barack Obama holds up a copy of jobs plan during a joint campaign appearance with Vice President Joe Biden (not seen)  at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio, October 23, 2012.
President Barack Obama holds up a copy of jobs plan during a joint campaign appearance with Vice President Joe Biden (not seen) at Triangle Park in Dayton, Ohio, October 23, 2012.
Kent Klein
President Barack Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney, are traveling across the United States Wednesday, seeking votes, 13 days before the presidential election. Each candidate will have visited four time zones by the end of the day.

With the deadlocked campaign nearing its final days, both the president and the former Massachusetts governor are embarking on grueling schedules of rallies and appearances.

At his first stop on Wednesday, Mr. Obama told a rally in the Midwestern city of Davenport, Iowa that he can be trusted, while charging that Mr. Romney frequently changes his positions.

“All of this speaks to something that’s really important, and that is the issue of trust.  There is no more serious issue on a presidential campaign than trust.  Trust matters,” Obama said.

Vice President Joe Biden, spending his third straight day in the state of Ohio, had a similar message for an audience in the city of Marion.  He said Mr. Romney was trying to project a more moderate image than he did earlier in the campaign.

“But Governor, you cannot run from the truth.  You cannot run from your record.  You cannot run from your policies.  You cannot run from your position, for example, on women’s rights,” Biden said.

After leaving Iowa, the president was headed for Denver, Colorado, Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.  He will spend the night on Air Force One, for an overnight flight to Tampa, Florida, where he will hold his first rally on Thursday.   

From there, he goes to Chicago, Illinois, his hometown, where he will be the first sitting president to take part in early voting.  He will also campaign in Richmond, Virginia and Cleveland, Ohio before returning to Washington Thursday night.

Romney was also campaigning in Nevada, Colorado and Iowa Wednesday, as well as Ohio.

In Reno, Nevada, the Republican nominee projected confidence about his chances of winning, and sharply criticized Mr. Obama’s performance on the economy.

“The president has been unable to find an agenda, and to communicate an agenda, and to defend an agenda, and that is one reason why, I think we all know, that he is out of ideas, and out of excuses, and in November, you are going to put him out of office,” Romney said.

Romney’s running mate, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, was also in Ohio, a state both campaigns say they need to win.  He told an audience in Cleveland the Republicans are working to encourage economic self-reliance, which he said the Democrats are not.

“Mitt Romney and I are running because we believe that Americans are better off in a dynamic, free enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth and opportunity and upward mobility, instead of a stagnant, government-directed economy that stifles job creation and fosters government dependency,” Ryan said.

Both campaigns are concentrating on several states where analysts believe the November 6 election is likely to be decided.

Recent public opinion polls show the race is almost even, with Mr. Obama slightly ahead in some key states and Romney with a small advantage in some others.
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by: Richard Monono from: Cameroon
October 25, 2012 12:55 AM
The economic crisis was created by the Republican Bush adminstration. Now another republican administration wants to benefit from it and go to the white house.

by: Orhan Fazlioglu from: İstanbul, Turkey
October 24, 2012 3:06 PM
Generally, amnesia is a common ailing for many politicians when they are oblivious about their undertakings .They usually make a great number of commitments to achieve a phenomenal victory.But this policy seldom works well, because the undertakings are irrational and hard to fulfil.That's why,there is no point wasting time with unrealistic commitments.Likewise,the voters shouldn't waste time by pursuing fledgling politicians whose minds are rather confused.Perhaps, politicians forget their commitments after the elections but the voters never do.Therefore, they have to be wary when they tout for more votes.

by: NVO from: USA
October 24, 2012 2:08 PM
Be advised that whomever is furthering the agenda of the NEW WORLD ORDER, is the one whom will be president. Your so-called vote, and the so-called election mean NOTHING!!!!

by: Anonymous
October 24, 2012 1:14 PM
The momentum is still with Mitt Romney. The American people have lived through the harshest recession, and can say that they don't want the same experience again in the next four.
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by: Sean from: Littleton
October 25, 2012 3:34 PM
You are right "Annoymous," we have been living through the harshest recession. What we don't want is to live through another 4 years of the 8 years that got us into this recession in the first place. The Republican agenda has already proved to be a colossal failure of epic proportions. There is no way I would wish another 4 years of that upon our Country. That is why I will chose to cast my vote to move Forward rather than go back to the failed policies that put us in this mess to begin with.

by: NVO from: USA
October 24, 2012 12:45 PM
The destruction of the American economy and the dollar did not happen by accident. It was a planned event, like the demise of the euro and other currencies around the world. There is no energy crisis: there are alternative sources of energy and there are vast oil reserves in the United States and around the world. There is no real food shortage, only the manipulation of crops through genetically altered terminator seeds and artificial shortages, for the purpose of population control, Hillary Clinton is a proponent of this.

Everything we see around us is manufactured crisis that is created to bring about a one world government. In 1917, the Bolshevik or Russian Revolution was financed by the international bankers like the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Schiffs, Warburgs, Harrimans and Milers. Many of these same banking families secretly financed Hitler and continue to finance both sides of conflicts in order to establish their world government and profit from it in the process. The banks control the media, WAKE UP PEOPLE!

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