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Christie Campaigns For Romney In Ohio

'Un-employ' Obama! Shouted one of the estimated 12,000 people who turned out to either support or protest the Republican presidential candidate.

Thousands of Ohioans turned out to see Gov. Chris Christie stump Tuesday for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Cuyahoga Falls.

Ohio has become a revolving door for presidential candidates because it is traditionally considered a swing state. President Obama campaigned at Ohio State University Tuesday just hours before Romney's evening stop in Cuyahoga Falls.

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"Ohio, are you ready to get the job done?" asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who joined Romney on Tuesday.

More Americans like Romney this week, but he still isn't as popular as Obama nationally, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll. Of those polled, 47 percent said they liked Romney but 55 percent liked Obama -- numbers for both candidates went up after the debates, reported Huffington Post

"People at Obama rallies keep saying four more years," said Romney when he hit the stage at about 8 p.m. "They should be saying four more weeks!"

'Leave teacher unions behind'

In addition to talking about the national debt, Romney also touched on international trade and teachers unions. "I will make sure I put the kids, the parents and teachers first and leave the teacher unions behind," he said.

He repeated his promise to repeal Obamacare as well.

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart was first in a long line of Ohio Republicans to introduce Romney. "Under Mitt Romney, the rich, the middle and the poor will rise to the betterment of their families," Robart said.

"In 28 days, we're going to have to make the biggest decision of not only our lifetime, but our country's lifetime," said Congressman Jim Renacci.

Other Romney supporters were just as enthusiastic.

"I'm here to support Mitt to make sure we don't become another socialist state like Greek or Spain," said Art Woodard of Mayfield Heights.

'Confidence, charisma'

Stephen Troyer drove from Salem, OH to support Romney because of his pro-life and same-sex marriage views. "This election centers around moral issues," Troyer said.

Norman Brague, of Wadsworth, likes Mitt's "confidence, charisma and hard-line leadership qualities."

Pearl Doherty of Cleveland, and Rita Andrich of Medina, support Romney because they say "his plans align with God's."

At the same time, a contingent of protesters rallied against Romney's views on same sex marriage.

Others showed up to support public television in response to Romney's stated intent to stop giving money to public television.

GJ October 15, 2012 at 08:16 PM
so you saying everyone should be ok with shipping jobs to sweat shops over seas since it makes the most profit? even if romney lowers tax rates for "job creators" we will still not be able to get labor as cheap as places like china, so companies looking for the most profit will still send there jobs over sea.
BellairBerdan October 15, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Did he have no self respect when he booked his appearance? Is this another etcha sketch moment with his evolving views? If Obama gets a reality show I hopes it's a fancy once where he beats fish to death with sticks, like Sarah Palin had!
Roger Long October 15, 2012 at 08:46 PM
He Punked their asses
BellairBerdan October 15, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Gotta respect a man that goes back on his word....or do you?
XJS October 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM
GJ there's no clear answer. But I would try to find ways to make having a business here more attractive. Regardless, in the case of romney - I don't think paying more than you owe in taxes is smart. And I'd never vote for a dumb guy. And when it comes to moving his company overseas, if that saves money, again, I don't have a problem. Call upon your legislator to close tax loop holes and bring the jobs home.

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