Mitt Romney sought to claim momentum after Monday’s final presidential debate, telling a packed rally in this battleground state that the one-on-one face-offs with President Barack Obama have “super charged” his campaign.
Sharing the stage with his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, Romney repeated his charge that Obama has not put forward a clear plan on what he would do if elected to a second term in the White House. He suggested the president has been too focused on attacking his campaign instead of offering solutions.
“We haven’t heard an agenda from the president, and that’s why his campaign is taking on water, and our campaign is full steam ahead,” Romney declared, as several thousand supporters roared in approval.
Again and again, Romney described the Obama as “slipping” or losing ground, while at the same time insisting a growing number of Americans are turning to his campaign in hopes of turning the country around.
His campaign, Romney said, is “a movement across the country, people recognizing that we can do better as a nation.”
“His is a status quo candidacy,” the GOP nominee said of Obama. “That’s why his campaign is slipping and why ours is gaining steam.”
His comments came as Romney is set to dramatically step up his campaign schedule in coming days. He’ll head to Colorado Tuesday night, for a rally at the Red Rocks concert pavilion with Ryan and Kid Rock. On Wednesday, he’ll head back to Nevada, for a rally in Reno, before heading to Iowa and then Ohio-where he’ll spend Thursday and Friday. Over the weekend, he’ll campaign in Florida and Virginia.
Speaking to supporters here, Romney repeatedly called on people to cast their ballots early and to reach out to individuals who backed Obama four years ago but are unhappy with his presidency-pledging that he will work “non stop” to defeat Obama ahead of Election Day.
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