White House candidates focus on swing states

White House candidates focus on swing states
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The US President Barack Obama used the crucial swing state of Ohio as a launchpad for the latest campaign attack on his White House opponent Mitt Romney.

He chastised the Republican for running an advert that falsely suggested Chrysler was moving the production of Jeeps to China. He focused instead on positive economic numbers.

“In 2008, we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression,” Obama told a rally in Hilliard. “Today our businesses have created nearly five and a half million new jobs and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in October than at any time in the last eight months.”

With the polls showing little or nothing to choose between the two candidates both are working the undecided states hard in the final frantic days before the election.

In Wisconsin, Romney also focused on the economy but unsurprisingly, his perspective was somewhat different.

“He (Obama) said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2 percent right now. Today we learned that it’s actually 7.9 percent and that’s nine million jobs short of what he promised,” Romney said. “Unemployment is higher today than when Barack Obama took office. Think of that. Unemployment today is higher than on the day Barack Obama took office.”

That stance is a mainstay of the Romney campaign with just four days to go. He is selling himself to the voters as the candidate to bring “real change” and asking them if they really want four more years of more of the same.

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