'War over women' kicks off Obama-Romney race
April 11th, 2012
04:20 PM ET
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'War over women' kicks off Obama-Romney race

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and his certain Republican opponent in November, Mitt Romney, shifted to full general election mode Wednesday, portraying each other as threats to future American progress as their campaigns engaged in a "war over women" indicative of what to expect for the next seven months.

A day after his path to the GOP nomination cleared by chief rival Rick Santorum's withdrawal, Romney sought to reverse a gender gap problem by attacking Obama's economic policies as bad for women.

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  1. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    So does this mean that Obama will FINALLY start paying for all of his campaign trips and fund raisers instead of stealing from the American taxpayers to pay for it? His "policy speech" yesterday was a full political assault and that is NOT a policy speech. Obama is just a fraud from start to finish it seems.

    April 11, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    For Mittens to accuse the president of stifling, when his own party has voted against every job creation bill is down right dishonest. Sadly, the mission of the GOP is to destroy the president even if it means destroying our country.

    April 11, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  3. Name Prestige

    The Republicans have mastered and perfected the art of getting the poor and less privileged people to vote against their own best interests through outright lies and distortions

    April 11, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens said he wanted to create good jobs. I would like to hear what Mittens thinks is a good job. Obviously they are not high paying with benefits because he has blamed the American worker for our republican economic demise, and not blamed Wall Street, big banks, big oil, and corporate greed for our downfall. Maybe he thinks that Walmart greeters will be the new upper middle class.

    April 11, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. Four and The Door

    Obama, meanwhile, continued his push for Congress to pass a tax measure that would ensure that millionaires - such as Romney - pay a higher tax rate than middle-class workers.
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    This is Obama displaying his ignorance of economics for all to see. American tax policy should be based on economics rather than politics...especially now when the economy is in such dire need of recovery. National debt is spiraling out of control, unemployment is stuck above 8% even though so many people have given up looking for work and the housing market looks like foreclosures not slowing down for years to come. We have seen the result of Obama's politonomics for the last 3 years. Enough already. It is time to call in an expert. In fact, 2 of them.

    Romney/ Ryan 2012

    April 11, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The entire republican party is a fraud against the American people. I am tired of the constant need for the GOP to create safety nets for the wealthiest Americans. They don't need help, they are doing very well. The GOP motto is becoming, "If you are not in the upper .01%, you are on your own."

    April 11, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. SR

    Obama pretending to understand and apply economic principles at this poitn of his term is just sickening. Time to leave, bro. You had your chance, now it's time for someone with real world economic experience to take over. Im sure there are some neighborhoods back in Chicago that need some motivational speeches.

    April 11, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  8. Name Prestige

    Immediately after Obama was inaugurated, Rush Limbaugh declared that he wished that Obama would fail, and called on all Republicans to ensure that the president becomes a one-term president. Sadly, the Republican congress has religiously followed Rush Limbaugh's directive (or fatwa) and thwarted every reasonable effort of the president to pull this country out of one the deepest recession. That recession, by the way, was caused by policies of the previous administration and were warmly supported by the republican congress.

    April 11, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  9. Dave

    You are damn right its game on!! Bishop Romney & his trying to take away womans rights is a very scary thing & inprecedented by a leader of a church running for President of The United States. What gives Bishop romney the right to force sonograms down womans throats & strip planned parenthood away from all the woman in this great nation. what give Bishop Romney the right to have Insurance companies & employers of Woman the right to get all up in their business & decide on a case by case scenerio each womans right to birth control. Can you imagine that Bishop Romneys RICH Insurance friends deciding the fate of Jills & Glorias & Veronicas medicines. Man that goes against 100 % of The SEPERATION OF CHURCH & STATE. No Bishop romney, you can not Play God & overturn Roe vs Wade & you WILL NOT tell MY daughters & MY Wife how & when they decide a family is right!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Do republicans realize that they could help create jobs if Boner and Cantor would bring the bipartisan senate transportation bil to a vote in the house?

    April 11, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  11. WiredweirdinSF

    And in his corner Obama of course has the media, the drug addicts, the corrupt unions, the welfare frauds millionis of which he has created during his short term in office. I bet you the lies Obama tells will outweight the truth and the hard working taxpayers of America will get screwed again by the trecherous, treasonous left wing thugs.

    April 11, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  12. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Name Prestige – The Republicans have mastered and perfected the art of getting the poor and less privileged people to vote against their own best interests through outright lies and distortions
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    How is it NOT in their best interest to get rid of Obama before he bankrupts the country? Sounds like they're voting for a financially sound futue for their country instead of Obama's future bankruptcy plans.

    April 11, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. Tony

    Romney will not bounce checks, unless he becomes president and enacts more unpaid-for tax cuts. His tax cut plan will cost the Treasury more than 3 trillion over the next decade compared to current (that means Obama's) policy. Then the United States will be bouncing checks.

    April 11, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  14. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Name Prestige - Immediately after Obama was inaugurated, Rush Limbaugh declared that he wished that Obama would fail, and called on all Republicans to ensure that the president becomes a one-term president
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    Yes, wish he failed at fundamentally transforming America into a European style bankrupt socialist country. WHo in their righ tmind would NOT hope he failed?! Four more years of Obama and there will be nothing left of this country to save.

    April 11, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  15. Lynda/Minnesota

    I sincerely doubt that the GOP hierarchy is going to let Mitt Romney continue steering the GOP off the cliff. It's been obvious from the start that the GOP is lukewarm towards Mitt, less so than they were with McCain. Mitt Romney is with out a doubt his own worse enemy. There will be no Mitt Romney general election Etch A Sketch rewind transformation. He is what he is: a very wealthy man who is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it, without regard to anyone but himself. Truth is, the man is nothing but a self centered, nasty liar who can do more damage to the GOP than $arah Palin ever did.

    April 11, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  16. Dave

    Yo Dr Cole, you want some Tabby Nackle Whine with that Tabby Nackle cheese. The man is a Bishop in the mormon religion, It is a fact.

    April 11, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  17. Dave

    My bad Tabby Nackle cheese with that Tabby nackle Whine.

    April 11, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  18. Tony

    Truth,
    Four more years of Obama and there will be nothing left of the Republican Party to save. There you go, I fixed it for you.

    April 11, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  19. Dave

    Yo Dr Cole, where you at, not finished with you. How bout this fact. Bishop Romneys so called religion would not even allow this President of The United States as an ELDER in your group in Salt lake based SOLELY on the Color of his skin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F A C T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth wrote:

    So does this mean that Obama will FINALLY start paying for all of his campaign trips and fund raisers instead of stealing from the American taxpayers to pay for it?
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    Nope. It means he will double or triple his appearances.

    Don't forget. Romney's campaign costs the taxpayers money, too.

    April 11, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  21. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    In an earlier post a right wingnut said that the unemployment rate was 16%. While the U-6 is 14.5%, it represents a drop in unemployment of over 10.5% in just the last year alone. Compare that to Bush's last year, the U-6 went from 9.2% to 14.2%, or as we like to put it, an increase of 54.3% in his unemployment rate.

    April 11, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  22. Celeste

    Mitt Romney or the Republicans don’t measure up to our President.
    Mitt is a chicken and no amount of money can save him from the wolf! He can’t lead America with shifting positions! The bottom line is if everyone votes their circumstances, The President will embarrass him with a landslide! The President gets results! The respect is there for whom the best man is for the job! All the Republicans for 3 and ½ years took a free pay check; taxpayer paid insurance, a retirement fund and many benefits and put a wall up against helping Americans when the nation was at its worst. My President went around them, under them and through them and still did a more than decent job than any other President in our country! Most of all he cleaned up their mess with no help from them! The best is yet to come from our President! America will send Mitt Romney back to one or two of his many homes with a lesson in money can’t buy you the White House!

    April 11, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  23. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    By the way, all unemployment rates from U-1, U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5, and U-6 under Obama show a drop in unemployment rates of 9.4% to 22.4%. You won't hear that on Fox foreign owned media with 10% Saudi.

    April 11, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  24. Ray E. (Georgia)

    A clear choice between the Nanny State and Personal Responsibility. So far the Nanny State has brought us High Unemployment, millions of Morgages under water, 47 Million on Food Stamps, and a 16 Trilllion Dollar Federal Debt. Want more? Obama's your man. He wants to Tax the Job Creators out of existance. Of course that means more high unemployment. It's your choice.

    April 11, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  25. Fair is Fair

    Truth asked:

    "So does this mean that Obama will FINALLY start paying for all of his campaign trips and fund raisers instead of stealing from the American taxpayers to pay for it?"
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    But Truth... Rudy says he's not campaigning on the taxpayer's dime... Rudy says he out "discussing pending legislation with the American public".

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    April 11, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
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