Mitt Romney shared some personal references in a rally before 12,000 people in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who added some of his trademark bluster as the Republican presidential nominee returned to the swing state to press his new advantage in some polls.
President Obama set out to reignite the campaign enthusiasm that had greeted him on previous visits to Ohio State University, and even had buses waiting to shuttle voters to the local Early Voting Center before that excitement could wane.
Mr. Romney said that he learned recently he had met one of two former Navy SEALs killed in the recent terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He praised the man he said he met by accident when he went to a neighbor’s Christmas party, which he and his wife thought was a neighborhood event advertised on a flyer that was distributed to their house. READ MORE ABOUT ROMNEY VISIT.
Speaking on the Ohio State campus before an estimated crowd of 15,000, the Democratic incumbent took on Republican challenger Mitt Romney over foreign policy, tax policy, and proposed budget cuts in a way that some of his strongest supporters wished he had done in Denver last week during the election season’s televised first debate.
He blasted Mr. Romney for saying during the debate that his proposed 20 percent across-the-board tax cut would not worsen the federal deficit. READ MORE ABOUT OBAMA VISIT.