President Obama and Mitt Romney stumped for votes Thursday night in the crucial swing state of Ohio, where Obama is clinging to a narrow lead despite his GOP rival's recent surge in the polls. Obama intensified his attempts to link Romney to the controversial statements on rape made by Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, whom Romney has endorsed. The president also stepped up his attacks on Romney as a flip-flopper (he used saltier language in a Rolling Stone interview). Romney, seizing the theme of Obama's 2008 campaign, declared himself to be the candidate of "hope and change" this year. "We need to take America back, and I need Ohio," Romney said. "And Ohio's going to set the course for the nation."
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