The Obama campaign once again went after Mitt Romney on another conference call. “Campaign manager Jim Messina went straight from a brief introduction to telling reporters, ‘Last night at the debate, Mitt Romney proved he will stand for and say anything to get elected,’” Roll Call reports.
While the New York Times reported earlier that Romney is beating the president in Wall Street campaign cash, the Washington Post writes that Obama “has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data.” (A reason for the discrepancy: The Post is counting Obama’s combined DNC-campaign contributions, while the Times apparently looked at just individual contributions.)
The Richmond Times-Dispatch on Obama’s day in Virginia yesterday: “He capped a three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia in a fire station where he asked attendees to urge Congress to pass his $447 billion jobs package that includes funding for firefighters, police and teachers.”
“Vice President Biden ripped Republicans Wednesday during a Democratic rally on Capitol Hill, claiming the GOP puts millionaires before teachers and first responders,” The Hill writes. Biden: “I don’t know where these guys live. The critics say this costs money. Surprise, surprise — it does cost money,” Biden added. “My dad used to say if everything’s equally important to you, nothing’s important. Everything’s about priorities. … But these guys want to curry favor with guys who aren’t even asking for it.”
And this: “Are you going to put 400,000 school teachers back in classrooms, are you going to put 18,000 cops back on the street and 7,000 firefighters back in the firehouses? Or are you going to save people with average incomes of $1 million a one-half of 1 percent increase in tax on every dollar they make over a million?”
President Obama doesn’t want his daughters keeping up with the Kardashians.