Election 2012

With Election Looming, Obama and Romney Focus on Swing States

Feed you their final spoonfuls of BS


WEST ALLIS, Wis. — President Obama and Mitt Romney offered divergent closing arguments Friday in crucial battleground states, with Romney aiming for notes of optimism and grand purpose in Wisconsin, and Obama delivering a fiery critique in Ohio of both congressional Republicans and the Romney campaign.

Four days before voters settle what polls show to be a deadlocked race, Romney mixed scathing criticism of Obama with pledges of bipartisanship and rhetoric that his campaign described as loftier than previous stump speeches.

"I do not believe this is a moment when our big dreams will be satisfied with a small agenda," Romney said. After a presidential election season that has centered so much on the negative and the trivial, he said, he was laying out a path that would "lead America to a better place."