Obama, Romney sharpen economic messages in Virginia
September 27th, 2012
02:49 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama, Romney sharpen economic messages in Virginia

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Barack Obama sharpened their messages on the economy on Thursday in the battleground state of Virginia, appearing in communities that illustrate the state's heavy reliance on military spending for business and jobs.

Obama campaigned near Virginia Beach while Romney spoke at a rally in Springfield, just down the road from the Pentagon.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. 2012liberal

    Love how romney uses his healthcare legislation as his 'compassionate' ruse. But wants 2 repeal obamacare. Wth?

    September 27, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Lionel

    Mitt the Twit and Juan Percent is going to try and feed the American people with a lot of RED BULL in the next couple of days but we are not going to buy it.

    The Republicans left us in an economic diaster and two wars and now they are complaining that Obama did not clean it up fast enough.

    September 27, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. rosco

    Sources confirm administration knew from day one that deadly attack on US Consulate in Libya was an act of terror
    yet morelies

    September 27, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    Keep digging Todd, the hole you're in is not 6 feet deep just yet.

    September 27, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. rodguy911

    Obmacare has to be repealed,its a lot more than just health care 10,000 IRS agents for what? Its death panels and the destruction of medicare for a starter.Next year the regime starts taking out 716 billion from medicare. Nothing will be left! If you want a kidney you better be middle aged since young and old will be ineligible.We are looking at a scenario with obamacare being far worse than Canada or the UK. the lines for anything and everything with more eligible illegals and Americans and fewer doctors receiving less will make the system chaotic. Just what the regime was looking for.

    September 27, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. Joe

    I King Tabby Nackle Bishop Romney do Solemly Swear taht 47 % of Americans are lazy bums who mooch off the Government. Those Low Life human beings arent working after I had them laid off from Bain. & The Nerve of those in High school to want some sort of Loan or possible Grant to Higher Education. Why dont they do what I did & have daddy Rich Mormon go to the Safe & get out a Hundred Thousand. Those Silly, Silly Pathetic Sons &* Daughters of Middle Class Families.

    September 27, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |

    Great rally Mr. President!!!

    Question posed to 4 year old boy: "And what does Barack Obama do?"

    4 year old boy: "He approves this message."


    September 27, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. truth hurts

    Obama is going to be cutting/gutting military spending by one TRILLION dollars. That is going to cost Virgina a LOT of jobs. Think and vote carefully Virginia. Your job and that of your neighbors may be riding on it.

    September 27, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. Larry in Houston

    @ rodguy911 – ""doctors receiving Less"" – – WoW ! I guess maybe they will be in the same boat as the rest of us "middle class" people. LOL – – – well, that's the way it is now days – do more – receive less – do like they done during the Reagan administration – bring on the WTO – then when they put Clinton's neck in a Vise, his republican congress brought on NAFTA . That's right, bring on more DOCTOR's from India & everywhere else – to work here in the U.S. – so we can LOWER their Wages – Just like the republicans done with all of us Factory workers. except they "moved" the factories to other countries.
    Vote Democrat – 2012 ( for the "working" middle class)

    September 27, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. RR


    Good God, are you insane? You have to either be insane or hilariously sarcastic, I can't tell which.

    September 27, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. just sayin

    obama has spoken to the rest of the world and they all like us. we only need a small military now. that iran threat is all made up. a few little nukes is no big deal. if there are any problems, we can just talk to them like reasonable people and i'm sure they will do what we ask. they like us now. so it is said by obama, so it is done.

    September 27, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  12. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Respectfully Obama has been telling us the Rich aren't paying their fair share. A lot of you are buying it. So Re-Elect Obama and watch jobs disappear. You too can be among the 16000 that were laid off at Bank of America. Obama is promising you a free lunch. There is no such thing as a free lunch. But if you think there is, Vote for Obama. The Liberals and Democrats want to run the country but they want the Conservatives and Republicians to pay for it. You of course can vote against yourself and be like those at Bank of America. You buying?

    September 27, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. Name Independent Thinker

    I cannot believe the drivel, I read in so many posts. For goodness sake we are supposed to be educated people. Educate yourselves, don't just listen to Fox news or CNN, don't just read the WSJ. We have many other outlets for news, read, listen and understand. Be sure of your facts. No wonder our children are losing the race in education, they are polarized. Before you decide to make asinine comment on here be sure of your facts.

    September 27, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |