Category: US Politics / September 26, 2012 12:53 PM EDT
Mitt Romney, who is trailing in the poll numbers, made his case for the presidency in the battleground state of Ohio, on Wednesday (September 26) where he told voters Democratic President Barack Obama's policies are preventing the U.S. economy from a full recovery.
"With incomes going down, every year, going down, down, down and prices of electricity and health insurance up and the cost of gasoline having doubled, these are tough times even for families with jobs. I know what it takes this economy going again. I care about the people ofAmerica and the difference between me and President Obama is I know what to do and I will do what it takes to get this economy going," he told voters in Westerville, Ohio.
Pressing a familiar theme, Romney said Obama does not understand what it takes to build a business but rather wants government to play a larger top-down role.
"You build your lives, you build your enterprise, you help build the enterprises that create jobs. I understand that, not government but people, people--- and this president has a very different view. Not only does he think that government should chose winners and losers, as I mentioned before, he also thinks that government can do a better job than you and the way you live your life," Romney said.
Ohio is a politically divided state that is key to Romney's chances of winning the presidency - but where polls indicate Obama has opened up a lead.
A new Quinnipiac University/CBS News/ New York Times poll released on Wednesday (September 26) shows Obama leading Romney by 53-43 percent among voters in Ohio.
No Republican has ever been elected president without winning Ohio.