Nightly News | October 24, 2012
>> we mentioned, mitt romney , as well is moving across the nation, waking up in colorado and making a pitch in nevada and overnighting in ohio. and the important undecided women voters, back in the spotlight today after a republican senate candidate made remarks that got a lot of attention. nbc's peter alexander is traveling with the campaign and joins us tonight.
>> reporter: lester, good evening to you as you noted governor romney is campaigning as well. scheduled to take off for another swing state , ohio. charging into nevada for the second time in as many days.
>> what a great welcome.
>> reporter: a confident mitt romney is rolling the dice on this mid western battleground.
>> i think we all know he is out of ideas and excuses, and in november, you will put him out of office.
>> reporter: in recent days, romney has been greeted by very excited crowds, like at this red rock theater outside of denver. now he describes his campaign as a movement.
>> you are seeing this movement growing, you're seeing people coming together to say you know, we love america, we recognize we can do better.
>> reporter: but today, the romney campaign is also dealing with a new controversy, trying to distance itself from this comment by richard mourdock , a republican senator in indiana, speaking about abortion even on tuesday.
>> i think even when life begins from a horrible rape it is what god intended.
>> reporter: governor romney endorsed mourdock. but on the trail today, mr. romney who has been carefully courting women voters ignored the controversy, while his campaign insisted that governor romney disagrees with mourdock and that his comments don't reflect romney 's views. still, the campaign trying to swing away from the right swing says it will not ask for the ad to be removed. but one republican senator, a romney surrogate, scheduled the meeting today, cancelled her trip. her spokesperson said she disagrees with mourdock's comments, which don't represent her views. for his part, mourdock tried to clarify the remarks in a press conference this afternoon.
>> i think that god can see beauty in every life. but certainly i did not intend to suggest that god wants rape.
>> reporter: also today, clint eastwood who got mixed reviews, you will remember, for his conversation with an empty chair endorsing governor romney at the national convention is making a new ad on behalf of the campaign, particularly, the super pac, trying to fire up the conservative base.
>> all right, peter alexander , thank