“An unrelenting President Barack Obama jabbed at Mitt Romney’s record with a private equity firm in an ad Saturday that aimed to keep his rival on the defensive just as the Republican challenger’s campaign hoped to take advantage of poor economic data to gain an edge on the incumbent,” the AP writes. Obama met Romney’s plea for an apology for the attacks with a mocking ad that charged that the firm shipped American jobs to China and Mexico, that Romney has personal wealth in investments in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, and that as Massachusetts governor, he sent state jobs to India. ‘Mitt Romney’s not the solution. He’s the problem,’ the ads says as Romney is heard singing ‘America the Beautiful.’”
Bloomberg calls the ad: “Bermuda the Beautiful.”
More Bloomberg: “President Barack Obama is trying to hold the once-solidly Republican state of Virginia by appealing to middle-income voters who he says Republican candidate Mitt Romney would sacrifice to help the wealthiest Americans.”
To CBS’s Sunday Morning, President Obama said, “I think there’s no doubt that I underestimated the degree to which in this town politics trump problem solving.”
“A week after President Obama came under fire for another disappointing unemployment report, his team has succeeded in turning the focus of the 2012 campaign from jobs in general to a particular job: the one Mitt Romney was or wasn't doing for Bain Capital from 1999 to 2002,” USA Today’s Susan Page writes.
“President Barack Obama is preparing to tell Ohio voters that Republican Mitt Romney's tax proposals would spur job growth in foreign countries including China,” the AP writes. “The president also plans Monday to highlight his administration's 2009 bailout of the auto industry, which saved thousands of jobs in Ohio, according to Democrats.”
“Hamilton County is in play,” the Cincinnati Enquirer writes. “After going Democratic in 2008 for the first time in a presidential race since 1964, Democrats hope to build on Barack Obama’s historic win here while Republicans hope to prove it was an anomaly. Obama visits today for the first time in 10 months, but it certainly won’t be the last time he’ll be here before Election Day on Nov. 6, said county Democratic Chairman Tim Burke.”