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From health care to another highly emotional topic welfare.
Governor Romney accuses the president of seeking to turn back the clock on reforms.
Championed by his democratic predecessor.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is on that story again tonight.
It Iowa Mitt Romney escalated his attacks on President Obama for a second day in a -- for quote gutting Clinton Nero welfare reform.
He removed the requirement of well work from welfare.
It is wrong to make any change that would make America more of a nation of government dependency we must restore and I will restore.
Work and welfare.
Romney video -- the president for opposing workfare programs that -- top democratic allies fought for I believe it's an important change.
Yes people lot of work I introduced.
A concept of workfare in 1986.
I -- router -- Supporter.
The the federal plan that was signed in 1996 but.
Clinton defended mr.
Obama refuting Romney's claim that well -- were requirements have been waived quote.
That's not true the administration has taken important steps to ensure that the work requirement is retained.
And -- waivers will be granted only if -- state can demonstrate that more people will be moved -- to work under its new approach.
The Obama team says states may request waivers for -- -- work requirements but none has been granted their counter attack ad titled dubious and goes after Romney's character.
In fact Romney ask for even more flexibility when he was governor.
Flexible on welfare.
And the -- But Romney says in Massachusetts he blocked democratic attempts to end workfare requirements when I was serving as governor.
My legislature passed a bill that would have taken out some of the work requirements I vetoed it.
As President Obama campaigned in Colorado today vice presidential prospect -- US senator Rob Portman helped five counter offense is a Romney surrogate.
He may be able to deliver his home state of Ohio which no Republicans ever lost then gone on to win the White House.
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty at the trail in the Romney -- in Romney's native state of Michigan.
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin's got lots of buzz in chemistry was Romney put some Republicans worry.
The election could become a referendum on the Ryan house budget and Medicare reforms.
And then there's Florida US senator Marco Rubio -- Latino and could help Romney -- Hispanics across the country and help them.
In Florida a key swing state tonight tomorrow Romney's raising money in New Jersey on Friday goes back to Boston where -- reunite with his wife -- has been at the Olympics for the last week.
Then Saturday Romney kicks off a big bus tour.
That is sure to be filled with -- least speculation.
It's not an actual announcement as to his running mate will be -- All right Carl were waiting thank you.
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