Obama, Romney square off on China, jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney squared off Saturday on China and accused each other of backing policies that would move American jobs overseas as the U.S. economy struggles to recover.
In his weekly podcast, Romney said Obama promised in 2007 to take China to the mat, but has since then let "China run all over us."
China -- and through it the economy -- has become Romney's core argument as he woos voters in battleground states. It's the only spot Romney's campaign is running over the weekend in Nevada and the seven other states likely to decide the election.
Obama's team, in turn, argues that Romney has profited from and outsourced jobs to China. The president also rolled out a new 60-second, $6 million ad campaign that casts Romney as risky for the nation's recovery and features former President Bill Clinton saying: "They want to go back to the same old policies that got us in trouble in the first place."