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The challenger's mission.
Draw sharp contrast with the president's economic philosophy use the president's own words against him and knowledge undecided voters over to the GOP side.
Here's chief political correspondent Carl Cameron.
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-- company in the battleground state of Iowa Mitt Romney delivered what aides called a major speech to frame the final eleven day sprint to Election Day in court today at a turning point.
Our national debt and liabilities threaten to crush our future.
Our economy struggles struggles under the weight of government and sales to create the essential growth and employment that we need instead of tackling those big challenges Ronnie says the president offers mostly cheap personal attacks what this requires this change.
Change in the course of the last four years.
It requires that we put aside the -- on the petty and demanded the scale of change we deserve.
We need real change.
That sounds like 2008 Obama rhetoric it's intentional.
Romney says the promise of hope and change was never -- -- new stimulus.
Three years after the recession officially get that.
That -- -- government.
But it won't stimulate the private sector any better than did the stimulus -- four years ago.
And cutting a trillion dollars for the military.
Would kill jobs.
And devastate our national defense the Obama campaign argues that Romney cannot simultaneously repeal obamacare cut taxes create twelve million jobs and balance the budget.
-- the numbers just don't add up.
-- got one word for all of those clean.
You may have learned increases Malarkey.
Instead of more spending more borrowing from China and higher taxes from Washington.
Will renew our faith in the power of free people pursuing their dreams we'll save Medicare and Social Security.
Both for current or near retirees and for the generation to come.
Well restore the 716.
Billion dollars President Obama has taken from Medicare to pay for -- vaunted Obama care.
Today's Gallup daily tracking poll shows Romney at 51% of the president at 46 when it comes early voting and absentee ballot request in the critical battleground states.
Aides in both campaigns agreed -- the president has an -- in Ohio.
Iowa and Nevada but -- leads in Florida Colorado New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
But the ground game in the final sprint may be interrupted in the next few days as hurricane sandy bears down on the Atlantic eastern seaboard.
-- is already canceled one event on the coast of Virginia for this weekend.
There's talk that perhaps his all all the stops in Virginia could get scrapped and President Obama lot to watch out for the storm is both candidates now negotiate the weather.
And collected those final few votes in the last eleven days -- -- watching that as well Carl Cameron live in Ohio Carl.
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