Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Obama, Romney Verbally Spar in Ohio

President Barack Obama is accusing Republican Mitt Romney of showing “newfound outrage” on cracking down on China, saying his rival’s approach is “just not credible.”

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Speaking in Ohio, Obama says that Romney’s approach, quote, “feels like that fox saying, `you know we need more secure chicken coops.’ It’s just not credible.” The president is also charging Romney with profiting from companies that shipped jobs to China.

Obama and Romney are both in Ohio, where they have tangled over which man would best prevent manufacturing jobs from being shipped to China. Romney has said he would tag the Asian powerhouse as a currency manipulator.

Obama’s campaign says the president has brought more trade cases against China in one term than President George W. Bush did in two.

Meanwhile, Romney is pointing to his Massachusetts health care law as evidence that he has empathy for ordinary Americans.

Romney usually avoids talking about the health care law he championed as Massachusetts governor because President Barack Obama cites it as the basis of his own federal health care law. Republicans reject what they call “Obamacare” as a costly government takeover.

Campaigning in Ohio on Wednesday, Romney told NBC News that he understands Americans’ lives and the challenges they face. In citing the Massachusetts health care law, he said, “Don’t forget, I got everybody in my state insured.”

Liberals tend to favor universal health care while conservatives tend to oppose it.

While Romney has vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, he has not offered specifics for replacement legislation.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!