July 16th, 2012
06:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama, Romney focus on the economy

Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN) – Barack Obama and Mitt Romney resumed campaigning Monday, with both men focusing on the economy as key to their chances of winning the votes of Americans in November.

Obama told supporters here that he entered office four years ago seeking to restore "the basic bargain that made America the greatest nation on Earth." He cited the idea that "if you work hard, then you can get ahead; if you're responsible, then you can live out your dreams. You're not confined to the circumstances of your birth."

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  1. Has Mittens "RETROACTIVELY RETIRED" as the GOVERNOR of MA back to before he signed ROMNEYCARE???

    If it took Bain, a company that specializes in changing a company's management, 4 years to change Baiin's management under Mitten's "leadership", you have to ask, would a "President" Romney EVEN have a complete Cabinet by the end of his first term?

    July 16, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  2. go

    obama.s been fighting for made in america for three years now–while mitt and karl roves friends have been shipping jobs to india and china

    July 16, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    "After spending three years pushing policies that drive jobs overseas and sending taxpayer money to foreign-owned companies, it's clear President Obama doesn't have a clue when it comes to job creation in America."
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    And I will give Obama the benefit of the doubt and assume he really wanted to help the economy recover as much in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as he does now that it is election year 2012 when he is being defeated by his jobs record. But even if this was the case, he obviously had no idea how to make that happen. But it didn't matter. Instead of working with both Democrats and Republicans to find an answer for the American people, he chose to work only with the Democrats and throw pile of money at the wrong economic philosophy. For this he owns the results, but if he still refuses to take responsibility, the American voter is very good at making up their own mind. The message in November will be accountability for results. And a change to make them better. Romney 2012.

    July 16, 2012 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    "Ramones Romney cannot focus on the economy right now, he's too busy weaving, dodging, and re-creating his years at Bain.
    Please try your call again later".
    Operator 2012.

    July 16, 2012 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  5. gt

    are you better off now.....then vote obama...if your not vote romney....simple...

    July 16, 2012 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  6. Larry L

    Romney, let's see your tax returns before we judge your ability to manage the economy... What are you hiding?

    July 16, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  7. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney dare not talk about the economy because he knows it's going to wrap around his neck like a tight fitting tie if and when he shows his tax returns.

    July 16, 2012 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    Please Mr. President prep bully boy wouldn't know a hard day's work if he actually had to do it so that is why the presidency will NEVER be his.
    Between that creepy look and all the lies and bullying and animal abuse who can really vote for this magic underwear guy. Has anyone asked him if he is wearing it every day?

    July 16, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  9. Ancient Texan

    And Obama continues his 3 1/2 year campaign of bashing small business owners....Now they're not really smart and hard working enough to have built their own successful business...They had the government helping them.....NOT SINCE OBAMA has been in office for sure.

    July 16, 2012 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  10. Colorado for ROMNEY

    Sure, one wants to HELP THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, while the other wants to continue to loot our treasury, pass it out to his buddies, and raise our taxes, while attempting to dismantle our NATION!

    July 16, 2012 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The problem is what does the corporate world really deserve? They have screwed up in so many areas over the course of so many years. Romney wouldn't care about that; to who they can do no wrong. Obama understands that taxes need to be raised because that is the best way to raise revenue to reduce debt.

    July 16, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |