CINCINNATI (AP) - Mitt Romney is talking today about choices facing American families -- telling a rally in Cincinnati that if President Barack Obama is re-elected, seniors on Medicare will struggle to find doctors, college students will face a huge loan burden, and parents will lose choices about where to educate their children.
Romney is on a day-long swing through three Ohio communities, sharpening his focus on a state that is critical to his hopes of winning the White House. Polls have shown Obama with a slim lead in the state.
Romney told supporters that the race isn't about him, or about the Republican Party. He said, "It's about America. And it's about your family."
He and Obama continue to try to build their support among women, as a new AP-GfK poll finds that Romney has erased Obama's advantage among female voters. Ann Romney today went on the "Rachael Ray" show, where she prepared her meatloaf cakes recipe.
Romney and his aides have been looking to avoid any further mention of the comments by Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said during a debate this week that when a woman who is raped becomes pregnant, it's what God intended. Romney's campaign has already said he disagrees with that comment. Today, Romney wouldn't respond to questions from reporters about whether he would ask Mourdock to pull an ad that features an endorsement from Romney.
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