/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama turned his rival’s name into an ailment on Friday, accusing Mitt Romney of suffering from “Romnesia” for emphasizing moderate positions rather than the conservative ones he put forward in the Republican primary race.
Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has closed a gap in opinion polls with the Democratic incumbent after giving a strong performance in the first presidential debate on October 3, when he sounded a moderate note on healthcare reform and the need for government regulation – highlights of Obama’s platform.
CLEVELAND/MIAMI (Reuters) – From the outside, it looked like an abandoned storefront in a run-down part of Cleveland. But inside, dozens of supporters of President Barack Obama gathered on a recent Sunday for an event that was part political rally, part religious revival.
“Gotta vote” signs hung from the ceiling and smoke from an outside grill wafted through the room. Hot dogs, buns, chips and sugar cookies were laid out on a table for the volunteers, most of whom were African-American.
CLEVELAND/MIAMI, Oct 16 (Reuters) – From the outside, it
looked like an abandoned storefront in a run-down part of
Cleveland. But inside, dozens of supporters of President Barack
Obama gathered on a recent Sunday for an event that was part
political rally, part religious revival.
“Gotta vote” signs hung from the ceiling and smoke from an
outside grill wafted through the room. Hot dogs, buns, chips and
sugar cookies were laid out on a table for the volunteers, most
of whom were African-American.
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Sunday his debate preparation was “going great” and aides said the Democrat would be more aggressive in his next face off with Mitt Romney after their last encounter gave the Republican challenger a boost.
Since that first debate in Denver on October 3, polls indicate Romney has erased Obama’s lead heading into the November 6 election. Obama and Romney debate again on Tuesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The third and final presidential debate will take place on October 22 in Florida.
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney may have Clint Eastwood on his side, but President Barack Obama has Bruce Springsteen.
The rock star will perform at campaign rallies for the president in the battleground states of Ohio and Iowa on Thursday, the Obama campaign said.
, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Fresh from an aggressive
debate performance against Republican congressman Paul Ryan,
Vice President Joe Biden traveled to his rival’s home state on
Friday and blasted him for his positions on the war in
Afghanistan and abortion.
Biden’s trip to Wisconsin, a pivotal state where President
Barack Obama is currently leading, was a not-so-subtle jab at
the man who as Mitt Romney’s running mate aims to replace Biden
after the Nov. 6 election.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama encouraged supporters on Monday to be “obsessive” about working for his re-election in the final weeks of the campaign, declaring himself confident that he would win on November 6.
Polls have narrowed in the race between the Democratic incumbent and Republican rival Mitt Romney since their debate last week, which most observers said the former Massachusetts governor won handily.
KEENE, California (Reuters) – President Barack Obama dedicated the home of celebrated Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument on Monday, a gesture that could help energize Latino voters a month before Election Day.
Detouring from a series of campaign rallies and fundraising events, Obama paid tribute to Chavez, a hero to many Hispanic Americans, while noting economic challenges that the community still faces.