Obama concludes bus tour today
By VICTORIA JONES
Talk Radio News Service
WASHINGTON – Pesident Obama’s in Pennsylvania today on the second day of a bus tour. He was in Ohio yesterday and he’s hoping that by promoting himself as a defender of American manufacturing jobs and taking aim at those he said could steal those jobs away he can win a second term.
Yesterday the president took aim at China. He announced the U.S. would file a complaint with the World Trade Organization against China for duties imposed on American-made cars and trucks, including the Jeep Wrangler, which is built at an Ohio factory. The administration said this was the seventh action it’s taken against China – a pace that’s double that of the Bush administration.
Obama’s looking to sharpen his message on the economy. The release of jobs numbers today gives him the opportunity to make the case that however weak the job market is nationally the outlook for battleground states is brightening.
He’s also used the auto bailout in his speeches, saying “Governor Romney said we should just let Detroit go bankrupt.” And he went after Romney for outsourcing. Romney surrogates fired back on that.
He also, in his first foray outside Washington since the ruling, defended the health care law, proclaiming, “the law I passed is here to stay.”
When Obama returns to Washington later today, he will sign the transportation bill.
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