July 10th, 2012
01:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney fight for middle class voters

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama, fresh from his renewed pitch to cut taxes for the middle class, takes his message to Iowa Tuesday - a trip shadowed by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as part of a GOP strategy of "bracketing" the president's public appearances in battleground states.

Obama won Iowa by 10 points in the 2008 election.

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  1. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    President Obama should charge the Gop bums with stalking !!!

    July 10, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Me IN HOUSTON

    "Obama, Romney fight for middle class voters"

    Many people think they are "middle class".
    Many people are WRONG, they are actually poor.
    If you are poor, a woman, gay, Muslim or Latino...you might as well be Black
    because that is how the GOtP sees you.

    July 10, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    I am no fan of the republican party, but from my perspective, Michael Steele was a far better chairman than this clown Priebus. How'd he lose that job? Oh! That's right. They used him to show that they have some "diversity." Give me a break. Republicans don't care about the middle class, diversity, fairness. The only thing they care about is power. All the more reason to keep them out of power.

    July 10, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  4. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Romney the clown doesn't even know we have a middle class ,I bet he hasn't been in a supermarket or gas station in ten years ,name one middleclass friend he has ,rover nitwitquest the crook lobbyist doesn't count ....

    July 10, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "The Outsourcer-In-Chief is going around the country touting his 'jobs record,' but the only positive record he has is creating jobs in faraway places like Finland and South Korea."

    Translation: "I'm rubber, you're glue, whatever you say bounces of me and sticks to you."

    Mittens 2012: because running the country is just like the playground.

    July 10, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Obama, Romney fight for middle class voters"

    Of course, there are different ways to interpret the preposition "for" in that sentence. Sure, in one sense, they both want middle class voters to vote for them.

    But can Mittens say that he has fought FOR (on behalf of) middle class voters?

    NOPE, not really, seeing as how he's completely disavowed the one decent thing he did in MA whle governor: enacting his health care reforms. Even that's tempered by all the regressive fee hikes he implemented.

    July 10, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Mitt Romney,

    A car elevator in every garage !

    July 10, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  8. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA has a FAILURE PROBLEM

    Obama, Romney fight for middle class voters
    ====================================
    You mean the 20 MILLION that Obama has kept unemployed for 4 years now??? What's Obama going to offer them now? Is he going to extend unemployment to cover 8 years if he gets re-elected?? That's what people WILL need if he is re-elected. Hopefully he can borrow enough money from China to pay for it. But I doubt he'll tell all those dumb college kids that vote for him that THEY will be paying the bill down the road.

    July 10, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. Myviewis

    Are they talking about Obama approving a $529 millions to an electric car maker Fiskar in Finnland? Because Obama said he couldn't find a facility in the United States that was capable of building these cars and so around 500 manufacturing jobs went to a firm called Finnish or was it Valmet auto?

    July 10, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Stop asking Romney to show his tax returns he's already shown them to Bermuda, Switzerland, Cayman Island and China because that's where he creates jobs, does his business and invest his U.S. dollars. You don't need to know because he's only wants to be President of the U.S. and not President of the foreign countries where he creates jobs and invest his money.

    July 10, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. Chumlee

    Obviously the GOP – party of extremists/obstructionists – think it is cool to shadow our President.

    Have they not one original plan/thought in their combined heads?

    Obama/Biden 2012

    July 10, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  12. Palin Power

    Only one person truly stands up for the middle class and that is Sarah Palin! We need to elect her to the White House.

    July 10, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  13. Copper's Donut Shoppe

    the ultimate farce "romney and obama fight for middle class."
    what a joke on us.
    the american middle class is an endangered species.

    July 10, 2012 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  14. Myviewis

    Are they talking about Obama approving a $529 millions to an electric car maker Fiskar in Finnland? Because Obama said he couldn't find a facility in the United States that was capable of building these cars and so around 500 manufacturing jobs went to a firm called Finnish or was it Valmet auto? I forgot to mention ABC news has a segment of it, you can see VP Biden very happy about this deal, the name of the car is Luxury Karma, runs around $97,000. and one was given to actor Leonardo DeCaprio. Yeah, Obama is really against outsourcing and that's why he's so upset at Bain Capital. Hey, has Obama been to Finland to visit the manufacturing plant with 500 workers, build on our dime?

    July 10, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |