On the Trail: September 10, 2012
September 10th, 2012
07:38 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: September 10, 2012

(CNN) – With 57 days until the presidential election, Mitt Romney campaigns in Ohio Monday, while his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, spends the day fund-raising on the West Coast, first in Seattle then in Portland.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend meetings at the White House and have no public campaign events.

2 p.m. ET – Ryan arrives in Portland, Oregon.

3 p.m. ET – Romney attends a Mansfield Victory Rally at PR Machine Works, Inc. in Mansfield, Ohio.


Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • On the Trail • Oregon
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  1. ll

    Romney is clearly dipping in just about all swing states and polls. His funding is dropping off. The base is getting more concentrated with extremist views. Romney is getting more desperate and he picked Paul Ryan poorly.

    What can we expect from Mitt Romney now? Flip flopping at record levels....even for him. Watch for it.

    September 10, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  2. amlcpamaine

    The way Romney, on Meet The Press, and Ryan, on George Stephanopoulos, evaded questions on "what they'd do" and "what tax loopholes they'd close," it is clearly evident that they are complete cowards. Either their "secret plan" includes provisions that doesn't help anyone but billionaires or they're completely stupid. And Ryan's insistence that 'we want to do this publicly so I can't tell you which loopholes' was an insult to any voter with a brain. It's too bad these guys have had such privileged lives that they can't grace us with a simple answer: who wins in your tax policy?

    September 10, 2012 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  3. Really?

    57 days left? So Obama has just enough time to visit every state in the union!

    forget Obama's change, cash in on Romney/Ryan!

    September 10, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  4. jaimie

    Romneyhood ........ Give to the Rich take from the poor

    September 10, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. jaimie

    Romney does not have the honesty and integrity to be the President of the United States of America

    September 10, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Uh, oh. You know the Romney camp is in trouble when they start sending their VP candidate to the West Coast.

    September 10, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  7. Anonymous

    "Either their "secret plan" includes provisions that doesn't help anyone but billionaires or they're completely stupid."

    Right about now their "secret plan" is to try and convince their base that Mitt Romney is Ronald Reagan incarnate. Apparently it hasn't yet sunk in that Romney is the worst campaigner in history, has no vision whatsoever, no voter appeal, and couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag. If I were a Reagan enthusiast, I'd be pretty darn mad at the comparisons.

    September 10, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  8. enuff

    No specifics on medicare... no specifics on loopholes... no tax returns... And they expect me to vote for them "just because". The closest any of the repub candidates have been to the west coast is when Romney spent a weekend at his La Jolla mansion. nEWSfLAsH! Romney now LIKES part of the ACA and doesn't think it would be prudent to get rid od all of it. Changed his mind again.

    September 10, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    Any one that has Brain will vote for direct Democratic Ticket and pres. Obama. Period. Congress is horrible and Romney is a "FRAUD".

    September 10, 2012 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. Really?

    @jaimie – Romney is a man of integrity and compassion as proven by his life of service to those in need. He has contributed much of his wealth (I say HIS wealth – not taxpayer $$) to help those in need. Romney wil help all of the people in this country, especially the poor; not suppress them and keep them living in ignorance in order to buy their votes.
    @CNN – I have edited my comment; now will you please post it?
    @ enuff – but it was okay to vote for "hope and change without specifics and Obamacare without knowing what was in it? Remember Pelosi saying they had to pass it before they could read it? Why do democrats live by a double standard?

    September 10, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  11. GI Joe

    They will cut what Grover Norquist tells them to cut.

    And they will tell us when they find out. Maybe.

    September 10, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  12. GI Joe

    Results of Romney/ryan medicare plan study:

    The study concluded that on average a man or woman retiring at age 65 in 2023 would have to pay $59,500 more for health care over the length of their retirement under Mitt Romney's plan.

    The numbers are even higher for younger people who retire later, the study found. A person who qualifies for Medicare in 2030 — today's 48-year-old — would see an increase of $124,600 in Medicare costs over their retirement period.

    September 10, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |