June 13th, 2012
05:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney prep for dueling speeches

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney gear up for a head-to-head battle in Ohio on Thursday, where both candidates will appear in different parts of the state at the same time. CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.

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  1. Blindersoff

    This is not a sporting event. Romney is chasing President Barack Obama all around town. Using the good Old nuisance approach. Romney is no leader, he is more of a child then a man

    June 13, 2012 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Indy

    Words are cheap and Romney has had nothing but words and speeches for seven long years,and people are just palin sick and tired of Romneys cheap words and speeches. Romney holds no office,even though he has made a career out of running for office no one will have him so he has been touring the country telling us all he deserves to be President because he used to run a business during the boom times, and he made a ton of money off of other peoples money.Enough already with the Romney speeches that have done absolutley nothing to better the country.Just say no to cheap speeches from professional, unemployed Corporations like Romney

    June 13, 2012 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens seems to be doing well with teachers, firemen, and policemen who don't think their job is important. He is also doing well with seniors who no longer want social security and medicare, and with people who do not want health care. Mittens promises them austerity, but promises two more wars and tax cuts for the wealthy. Mittens is a baggers dream.

    June 13, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    In Mittens speeches, he will deny what he says in the first sentence in the second sentence. While he says nothing positive, the Koch soakers will be told to fall on their knees and pray to the mormon messiah.

    June 13, 2012 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Mitt Romney meets the definition of a "jobs creator." How many jobs has Romney created that are jobs in companies that Mitt Romney owns, in whole or in part? Not many. It seems most of Romney's money goes off shore, instead of remaining here to create jobs.

    People need to recognize the grand hypocrisy of the Tea Party. They want tax cuts because they want to keep the money that they have earned. Yet, the Tea Party tells us that the tax cuts create jobs. They want us to believe that Scrooge creates jobs???

    June 13, 2012 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Pres. Obama needs to lay out an economic plan. What ever plans he may have offered in the past, have been drowned out and forgotten about amidst all of the noise from the right.

    June 13, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  7. judy

    excuse me speaches. The president makes speaches mitt makes stupid bumbbleing remarks and says awh awh a lot. Then he just flat out lies. And if called out continues like he never heard. Forward 2012

    June 13, 2012 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    Lucky for the president that he and Romney are appearing at the same time, for I would not put it past Mitt to park his bus outside where Obama is talking and try to steal some words from the president's speech and then twist them and call them his own. Hey don't think he wouldn't do it especially after the taking credit for the GM turnaround thing. Along with parking his bus outside places where Obama was supposed to appear. When you have few original ideas of your own that leaves you with such tactics.

    June 13, 2012 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  9. pjoe

    Dueling speeches ... will the background music be "Dueling Banjos"?

    June 13, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  10. AussieDude1276

    Can't they be given banjos and duel with those?

    June 13, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  11. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    be careful Mr President Mitt might hire some more hecklers and send then over to your speech. His idea I guess for creating jobs.

    June 13, 2012 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  12. Larry L

    Mr. Etch-A-Sketch is hosed when he faces Obama. Flip-flopping only works at the local level. President Obama will beat this spoiled preppy like a borrowed mule.

    June 13, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  13. chuck weidemann

    Enough with the speeches...get the debates started!!!

    June 14, 2012 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  14. Thomas

    I can't wait. THE SUSPENSE !

    Romney will give his commitment to America speech. How his Five sons volunteered to protect Wall Street instead of Volunteering to join the Military during Americas longest war.

    Obama will give his comment to America speech . How our sons are no longer in Iraq.

    June 14, 2012 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  15. King

    let me see, Obama speach is about American modernization, and Romney's a
    speach is about modernizing China with American jobs. Obama is faced with big corporate money,, because they want mittens to cut them loose, and stike up a free trade agreement trade with china. this will mean there will be no restrictions between China and America, pitting American middle class against China slave workers. for American jobs. this is a competition China will win every time, steeling American jobs and boasting themselves into a bigger world power than us, in the next 5 years. this is what greed of money does, logic have no place there.

    June 14, 2012 04:24 am at 4:24 am |
  16. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Mitt McCain will lie,as usual. He actually thinks that America listens to his lies. We'll see at the Anybody but Mitt McCain convention in Tampa very soon.

    June 14, 2012 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  17. Marie MD

    I would rather hear the President talk all day. The other one just stands there holding that mike as if his life depended on it. Can this guy get more boring?
    One tryuing to help ALL Americans. The other fighting to make sure he and his rich friends keep more of their money while the vanishing middle class continues to disappear.
    FORWARD 2012!!!

    June 14, 2012 06:43 am at 6:43 am |
  18. T'sah from Virginia

    I betcha Obama's crowd will be larger than R-Money's crowd!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    June 14, 2012 07:20 am at 7:20 am |