President Obama is returning to the campaign trail on Thursday, after spending three days focused on leading the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Aides said Obama, who aggressively criticized Romney at rallies before the storm, would wrap up the last five days before election day with a more "affirmative" message as he launches a tour of swing states, including Nevada, Colorado, and Ohio. Romney, who also canceled political rallies in the wake of the superstorm, resumed campaigning on Wednesday. The GOP nominee also stuck to positive themes on stops in Florida. The civility might not last, though. While Obama and Romney soften the tone, their surrogates are on the attack. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called Romney ads — which say Chrysler, after the auto bailout, is adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in swing-state Ohio — "flagrantly dishonest."
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