Obama casts his ballot early
Breaking with Election Day tradition, President Obama went to his local polling place almost two weeks ahead of time to try to inspire his supporters to cast their ballots early. Our Josh Robin has the latest from the campaign trail.
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UNITED STATES -- "It means you don't have to figure out whether you need to take time off work, figure out how to pick up the kids and still cast your ballot."
It was a quick hometown stop amid two long days on the road, or more accurately, in the air. The President's schedule Thursday had him in Tampa, Richmond, Chicago and Cleveland.
"If you noticed, my voice is getting a little hoarse," he said.
"It's great to be here in Ohio..."
His Republican rival stuck to a single state key to his victory, touching down in three cities. Cincinnati and Worthington are in two counties Obama won four years ago. John McCain narrowly won Defiance.
In another 2008 head twister, Romney is adopting Obama's mantra.
"On November 7th it is going to start getting better just with the news we voted for big change," said Romney.
Romney's camp is also drawing attention to salty language Obama used describing his opponent to the Rolling Stones. But an Indiana Republican's comments on rape still has Democrats howling.
Mitt Romney isn't backing off his endorsement of Richard Mourdock.
Obama said, "I don't think any politician in Washington, most of whom are male, should be making health care decisions for women."
Team Romney is dispatching the candidate's wife to rebut attacks Republicans are worse for women.
Ann Romney said, "He will always make decisions and he will always decide what is best for America."
She's speaking about the economy, the only thing most experts say Romney should be talking about if he wants to win.
At that end, Mitt Romney is making a speech on the country's financial shape Friday in an Iowa county Obama won four years ago. On Monday, meanwhile, Obama has another fly-around to three swing states, this time, joined by former President Bill Clinton.