Euclid, Ohio - Ohio is set to once again become a battleground in the race for the White House. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney spent time today in Northeast Ohio. This was Romney's third visit to Ohio in three weeks.
Ohio is a must win state. No republican has won the White House without carrying Ohio. The latest Quinnipiac University Poll has President Obama leading Romney 44% to 42%, but that is in the poll's margin of era.
The former Massachusetts Governor made a campaign stop at Stamco Industries in Euclid. The company makes parts for truck manufacturers. Romney spoke for forty-four minutes at the town hall-style event. The presumptive Republican nominee touched upon foreign policy, energy and student loans. But the main topic was the economy. "I want to see more people get a good job and can afford good mortgages," Romney said.
Romney is framing the election on the economy. He told the crowd of about five-hundred supporters that he is a better businessman than President Obama and that he can turn the economy around and put more Ohioans back to work. "I'm convinced my experience will help this economy get going and get people back to work and good jobs," Romney said.
He went on to attack President Obama's three years in office. "We need a president that understands what it takes to get the economy going again. Not with the policies of the past that don't work, but with a vision for the future that will put America back to work with good jobs," he said.
Governor Romney said he is confident about his chances in Ohio, but that he is not over confident. He said there is still a lot of time left until election day. Six months to be exact, which can be an eternity in the cut-throat world of national politics.
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