n Friday, Mitt Romney spoke in Ames, Iowa, calling for "bold changes" to revive the U.S. economy, without offering many specifics. Instead he heaped criticism on President Obama for distracting from the nation's sluggish recovery with ads and campaign rhetoric focusing on "characters on Sesame Street and silly word games to misdirected personal attacks he knows are false." Romney delivered his speech the same day the Commerce Department reported that the country's GDP had grown 2 percent from July through September.
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