With a five-point lead to, President tries to gather support in the key state of Wisconsin as Romney attempts to keep a distance from swing states for now and focus more on raising money.
With only two weeks left before the first debate of this election season in October, both Obama and Mitt Romney are trying their best to grab any opportunity that comes along to sling mud on the rival party or criticize the statements released by the other side.
On Saturday, Obama was travelling to Wisconsin, a state, which, as his campaign believes, has demonstrated strong support for the president since the beginning. Nonetheless, Obama’s aides fear that Romney’s VP pick,, who is a Wisconsin native, can try to erode the president’s support in the state.
Romney, on the other hand, is going through some tough time, as some of his own fellow Republicans have expressed concerns over his strategy. For the first time this year, the Obama campaign outraised Romney by nearly $3 million in August and therefore Romney appears eager to recover his fundraising advantage.
Romney is not letting any opportunity go to waste to cast Obama as a failed agent of change. In a bigger part of this month, his campaign continued to attack Obama for not being able to make America better than it was four years ago. Obama, on the other hand, was seen firing back at Romney by portraying him as an insider beholden by partisan and corporate interests.
On Friday, Romney seized on Obama’s line that over the years of his presidency he has learned that change can be brought in Washington by asking the public to pressurize Congress from the outside.
"Over history there have been people that have changed Washington from the inside," Romney said to a Las Vegas rally, according to a report by Associated Press. "And they've done it effectively by showing leadership from the top."
In response, Obama asked, "What kind of inside job is he talking about?" suggesting that if Romney won the office he would rubber-stamp the agenda of congressional Republicans or let oil companies take over the country's energy policy.
"We don't want an inside job in Washington," Obama said. "We want change in Washington."