Election 2012: Obama, Romney prepare for final debate
Ryan accused Obama of stonewalling, telling Milwaukee radio station WTMJ on Friday that the president was refusing to answer even basic questions. “His response has been inconsistent, it’s been misleading,” Ryan said.
Obama stuck with domestic policy themes Friday, accusing Romney of moderating his stands and conveniently forgetting his past positions on economic and women’s issues. He coined a new campaign term for his rival: “Romnesia.”
Romney has spent large amounts of time off the campaign trail to prepare for the upcoming foreign policy debate. Aides say the additional time preparing is well-spent even if it comes at the expense of public events.
Meanwhile, the ad wars intensified even more with the release of new TV spots for both sides.
Romney’s latest ad criticizes the president’s policies on debt, health care, taxes, energy and Medicare. It echoes the argument Romney has made in the campaign’s final month: The country cannot afford four more years of Obama in a number of areas, not just the economy. The campaign did not say where the spot would air.
And an independent group supporting Obama said it would begin airing ads that draw renewed attention to Romney’s tenure at the helm of the private equity firm Bain Capital. The group, Priorities USA Action, is redoubling its efforts against Romney, re-airing an ad about an AMPAD plant in Marion, Ind. That spot features former employee Mike Earnest recalling being told to build a stage from which officials of the office supply company later announced mass layoffs.
He says, “It was like building my own coffin.” That ad first aired in battleground states in the summer.