Obama Takes on Romney in Virginia
President Barack Obama completed his two-day, five-stop campaign tour through Virginia Saturday. He stepped up his attacks on Mitt Romney, who he called the guy who’s leading the other party. He spoke before 2,100 supporters a few hours after he was soaked by the rain outside Richmond that was attended by 900 people.
The president criticized his Republican rival for investing in companies that outsourced jobs during his business career. His criticism was a milder version of what his campaign stated at the start of the weekend. They released an ad in nine critical swing states. It accuses the former Massachusetts governor and Bain Capital founder of sending jobs as well as investing money overseas.
Mitt Romney requested an apology from the president but President Obama refused to give one. Instead, the president kept on his attacks on Republicans and their presidential candidate on various issues, such as taxes, spending, healthcare, immigration and gay rights.
Virginia is an important state during this year’s presidential election. In 2008, Obama got 52 percent of the vote. He made his speech to focus on northern Virginia’s traffic congestion and the growing number of immigrants in the region.
Throughout the trip, President Obama highlighted his achievements, which include the end of the war in Iraq and the demise of Osama bin Laden. He maintained that fixing the US economy is a tedious task and he called for some nation building at home that will be funded by the Afghanistan and Iraq peace dividend.
It was the second day that president took his tour in Virginia, which is said to be one of the closest states in the November election. It is one of the states that both parties want to win. Last Friday, President Obama visited the southeast corner of Virginia for events in Hampton, Virginia Beach, and Roanoke.