Romney has 'stage three Romnesia,' Obama says
October 23rd, 2012
02:44 PM ET

Romney has 'stage three Romnesia,' Obama says

Delray Beach, Florida (CNN) – President Barack Obama evaluated his debate performance on Tuesday, the morning after his last showdown with Gov. Mitt Romney, and ramped up his "Romnesia" rhetoric, saying Romney's performance Monday night put him at "stage three."

At a rally in battleground Florida the president said Romney shifted his positions on the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq and his commitment to taking down Osama bin Laden.

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Topics: 2012 Election
Obama makes pitch in new ad, reiterates plan for second term
October 23rd, 2012
10:53 AM ET

Obama makes pitch in new ad, reiterates plan for second term

(CNN) – While he made a closing statement on Monday night's debate stage, President Barack Obama made another argument in a new 60-second television ad, released just hours after his final showdown with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

In the spot, Obama looks directly at the camera and makes his case for another four years. The ad is part of what the campaign calls a "full-scale, multiplatform organizational effort" that includes direct mail and the distribution of a booklet that lists the president's four-year plan.

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Topics: 2012 Election
October 23rd, 2012
10:50 AM ET

'Horses and bayonets' shows Obama's debate strategy

(CNN) – Perhaps it only makes sense that a candidate who prepared for a presidential debate near Colonial Williamsburg would slam Mitt Romney's plan for more Navy ships with the phrase "horses and bayonets."

President Barack Obama's quip – meant to make the point that modern warfare doesn't require the type of equipment it did in the past – appeared part of a larger strategy of casting his opponent as stuck in a time warp on important issues. And Republicans, seeing an opening, are making sure shipbuilders just down the road from the president' Virginia prep location are aware of the president's suggestion their industry is a thing of the past.

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Topics: 2012 Election