DUELING SPEECHES: President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney Speak on Fixing America's Economy in Ohio
President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney make dueling speeches on how to fix America’s economy in Ohio today offering their deeply contrasting visions and framing their most direct fundamental choices that many people say will ultimately decide the November election.
The presidential contenders didn't speak at the exact same time, but these speeches didn't follow too soon after one another. Both speeches enclosed.
Governor Mitt Romney spoke first about talking to small and big business employers, saying, "I hear day in and day out they feel this administration sees them as their enemy.
They feel that the Obama administration's policies have made it harder for them to put people back to work."
Romney also went on to say that what President Obama says and what he does isn't always the same thing, pointing out, "[Obama] may have forgotten that he talked about a one-term proposition if he couldn't get the economy turned around in three years, but we're going to hold him to his word."
Hear what else Romney had to say:
When President Obama spoke, he said, "There is one place where my opponent and I stand in complete agreement upon. This election is about our economic future."
Given America’s fragile economy, he stated, "The problems we're facing right now have been more than a decade in the making ... What's holding us back is a stalemate in Washington between two fundamentally different views of which direction America should take." He added that nothing is more important in this election than an honest debate over which economic path would lead us in the right direction.
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