Nightly News | October 10, 2012
>>> good evening, while millions of americans are looking forward to the biden/ryan debate tomorrow night as the next big television event, the top of the world , the speech, the travels continue, mitt romney is trying to take advantage of a bounce coming off the last debate. but it is something he said on the subject of abortion that is getting a lot of attention today and tonight. it is where we begin with peter alexander who is traveling with the ryan campaign, in sidney, ohio.
>> reporter: good evening to you, brian, mitt romney traveled many miles on his campaign bus , making three stops trying to build on his momentum from last week and put his campaign in full swing. on the campaign trail, mitt romney stopped in mt. vernon, a manufacturing plant in a must-win state, who has something in common with his wife, ann.
>> they are both breast cancer survivors.
>> reporter: the romney campaign hopes this is a sign of a trend, the polls surge showing that the trend is higher among women voters. on monday, he seemed to soften his position on abortion.
>> there is no legislation on abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda.
>> reporter: the obama campaign jumped on the comment, writing, we know where he stands on a woman's right to choose, pointing to last comments made in 2007 .
>> so i would like to see roe v wade overturned, and allow the states and the elected representatives and the people themselves have the ability to put in place the legislation
>> i think i said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate and will be a pro life president.
>> reporter: meanwhile, president obama talked about his lackluster performance.
>> it is fair to say i was too polite.
>> reporter: bill clinton mocked romney in las vegas monday.
>> i had a different reaction to the first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought wow. here is old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i don't have that tax plan i had for the last two years. you going to believe me or your lying eyes here now, come on.
>> reporter: but 69-year-old joe biden , and paul ryan , younger, with no experience in such a debate, recalling differences in the matchup. they recalled sarah palin in the 2008 prep.
>> instead of it being risky that joe biden is more seasoned and paul ryan is younger, they both have strengths that they bring to this conversation.
>> reporter: and paul ryan arrived in kentucky late this evening, brian, greeted by his wife and mother and an enthusiastic crowd. his opponent, vp biden, will arrive there after resting up in his own bed in delaware.
>>> and peter alexander starting us off today, our political director