Obama, Romney head to battleground states on Labor Day weekend
Cincinnati, OH, United States (4E) – Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney try yet again to win voters in critical battleground states heading to the three-day Labor Day weekend, each one claiming they have the solution in the key issue of job creation.
Fresh from his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, Romney passionately appealed with voters during a campaign stop in Ohio. He stated that in his presidency he will turn the corner in America’s economic fortunes so that it would come “roaring back” again unlike seen in the past three and half years of the Obama administration whom he described filled with “divisiveness and bitterness”.
As the Democrats prepare for its own national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina next week, Obama hit Iowa on Saturday for his first leg of campaign events to several swing states — essential to his re-election bid in November’s elections.
This year alone, Obama has gone to Iowa seven times including Saturday’s visit. His campaign has credited the state for his victory over John McCain in 2008, although this time around polls have indicated that the race should be tight between him and the former Massachusetts governor. It is also no secret that the president’s campaign has made it a priority to focus their attention on states allowing non-absentee early voting. Obama has been urging voters in Iowa to cast their votes early up to September 27.
The president is scheduled to appear in an event in Denver, Colorado on Sunday before flying to Ohio. From the Buckeye State, Obama will travel down south in Louisiana to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Isaac, which forced a one-day in delay in the RNC. The president is then scheduled to arrive in Virginia on Tuesday.
Speaking to thousands of people that gathered at an event in Cincinnati, Romney said that Obama has fumbled the ball and terribly failed to deliver on the promises he made during the campaign in 2008 especially with the matter of putting Americans back to work.
Romney, along with House Speaker John Boehner and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, addressed a crowd of around 3,000 people at the Union Terminal in Cincinnati during the opening of college football season. He likened Obama’s record as president as one who coached a team that had a losing season.