Candidates blanket battleground states
August 14th, 2012
11:33 AM ET
2 years ago

Candidates blanket battleground states

(CNN) - Iowa. Ohio. Colorado. Virginia. Nevada. All are battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory in November, and all host campaign events Tuesday by the presidential and vice-presidential contenders.

President Barack Obama woke up in Iowa for the second day of his bus tour through the agricultural heartland, while certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney headed to coal country in Ohio.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama • Vice President Biden
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  1. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    "Speaking of tax returns, I think Romney is going to try to weasel out of releasing his 2011 return."

    Curious, Rudy... do you have any idea of what needs comprises a request for extension? it's not just a little piece of paper that says "I need some time, please"... it includes a best-guess estimate of all income and deductions, and it's required to be accompanied with a check for the amount of tax due based on the estimates
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    Please, do not patronize me, especially when you are wrong. You use "2011 Form 4868" to file an extension, which is in fact just "a little piece of paper." It's roughly 8"W x 4"H in size. In Romney's case, more than 99.9% of the info IS NOT there. Try a web search for "irs tax extension form 2011" and the first hit should be a link to it.

    "Nice try, but we gotcha."

    August 14, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  2. truth hurts

    Coal country in Ohio huh? I'll bet Obama won't show his face there! Romney should clean up BIG time in that region. Republicans should focus on getting all of the coal miners registered along with all of their families and all of the people that industry helps provide a living for.

    Obama and his EPA intend to destroy the industry and all that make a living off of it.

    August 14, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Good to see Mitt Romney got a good nights rest and is up and running again. Can't have a potential President of the United States too exhausted to pander to the crowds, now can we? Hopefully our Mitt has enough steam to get him through November. I'm looking forward to his concession speech.

    August 14, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    truth hurts wrote:

    REAL budgets. Not Obama joke budgets that not a single Democrat will vote for in 4 years.

    I was referring to the Senate anyways. The fact is that Democrats just don't want the American people to know how much they are spending and how fast. And they want to continue this fiscal madness and total irresponsibility for another 4 years or until we are bankrupt.
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    I knew you were talking about the Senate, and I replied about the Senate. BTW, you do realize that Reagan had 18 continuing resolutions during his two terms, and no "budgets" actually passed signed into law?

    This fiscal madness that you refer to was created during the Bush administration. Do you want to admit the facts that Bush handed over an economy with a GDP shrinking at depression levels, and an annual budget with a $1.5 trilion deficit?

    August 14, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. anthony76

    Its kinda fun watching Rudy NYC swat down everything Truth Hurts says, with rebuttals that actually contain logic and facts.

    Oh.. and we haven't forgotten about Romneys ticking timebomb known as his Tax documents... that fact that he still hasn't shown those is truth enough that the guy has something really devastating in there (albeit legal). And adding Ryan to the ticket probably just lost him Florida, which more than likely loses him the election.

    August 14, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |