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Jon Scott right now President Obama and governor Romney getting ready to speak out on how to fix are struggling economy.
Both candidates delivering speeches in Ohio today setting up the fierce debate debate that likely will decide the presidential election.
The president making his remarks in Cleveland governor Romney is in Cincinnati right now the race is very tight in that state.
The latest real clear politics average of polls showing President Obama with 46%.
Of the Ohio vote governor Romney only slightly behind with 44.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron live in Washington for us.
Carl -- John it's a Buckeye State battle.
Roll out all your cliches about swing states slap -- Ohio is arguably the nation's quintessential swing states so both these speeches are gonna matter today.
We've heard of the president's gonna try to reset the race sort of re frame the economic debate generally put the last couple of rocky weeks on the campaign trail behind them.
In order to jumpstart some momentum with some new rhetoric Romney's been -- office for weeks and today he released the first paid TV attack -- -- general election campaign.
It'll run in Ohio and six other key swing states listen.
The private sector is doing fine.
The private sector is doing fine.
Well it goes on from there he says -- the president -- the economy doesn't understand the problem -- it begins with.
Several graphics of rocky economic news Romney's speech today isn't -- a -- let me new policies his is about bracket in the president in Ohio.
This'll be mr.
Obama's tenth major speech on the economy as president of the United States we've been told is a policy new new policy development and -- This is Mormon attempt by the president to argue that he needs another term.
First policies have an impact and turn the economy around.
The RNC today chimed in with an attack video mocking mr.
Obama for looking for a golfers do over Mulligan.
Romney starts a big bus tour that's gonna go across the country.
And we're told the Democrats are planning to send -- truth squads to sort of bracket him as he heads to New Hampshire Pennsylvania Ohio Wisconsin Michigan and Iowa in the next five days -- All right so no new proposals from the president's speech and and this has been designated a campaign speech right this is not a presidential address.
Well everything that the president does now whether he's traveling officially as the commander in chief -- as a president with campaign fund -- talking politically.
Is -- to be put to the political prism the campaign and the White House have been talking about the speech as major.
And it is in fact to campaign speech.
But he's going to be going there as the president and the utilities and power of incumbency of late.
Have not been very helpful they seem to be sticking to the president will always bad economic news so.
He'd rather be a candidate and some of these speeches perhaps that a president I think the hard to figure out you can trot out a speech that contains no new proposals but it's still major speech but -- -- -- and White House and John.
And -- affairs John Romney's not gonna have new points either sure this is both of them trying to frame the debate for what is now less than five most of the election that -- OK Carl.
Thanks very much.
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