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Obama hits Romney over outsourcing

TAMPA, FL -- Not only did President Obama today take a jab at Mitt Romney in his speech before the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Orlando, FL.

He took another here at a later campaign event in Tampa, hitting the former Massachusetts governor for today's Washington Post article, which reported that Bain Capital -- under Romney's leadership -- invested in companies that outsourced jobs to India and China.

"Today, it was reported in the Washington Post that the companies his firm owned were pioneers in outsourcing jobs to China and India," Obama said. "We do not need an outsourcing pioneer in the Oval Office. We need a president that will fight for American jobs, for American manufacturing."

"That’s what my plan will do. That’s why I’m running for a second term as president of the United States,” he finished to thunderous applause.

The weather cooperated with that storyline. A large thunderclap dramatically shook the building as the president said of Republicans, “They figure that if we simply eliminate regulations and cut taxes by trillions of dollars then the market will solve all of our problems.”

The Romney camp responded to Obama's attack with this statement: “President Obama continues to use false and discredited attacks to divert attention from his abysmal economic record... He has a decades-long record of job creation, both in the private sector and as governor, when the unemployment rate in Massachusetts fell to 4.7% on his watch. If President Obama had even half of Mitt Romney’s record on jobs, he’d be running on it."