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Obama slams Romney in Ohio speech

 Noting that "There has been more money flooding into the system than we've ever seen before, more negative ads, more cynicism," the president urged his followers to stay positive and interested.

In a speech delivered in sweltering heat but regularly interrupted by laughter, applause and shouts of "I love you!" and "Four more years," Obama said he did not think "Mr. Romney's plan to spend trillions of dollars more on tax cuts for folks who don't need them and aren't even asking for them, is the right way to grow our economy, especially since they want to pay for it by cutting education spending and cutting job-creating programs."

Alluding to his support of the revived U.S. auto industry, Obama pointed out "that Chrysler plant up the road (in Toledo, Ohio) is bringing on another 1,100 employees to make the cars the world wants to buy. "What's happening in Toledo can happen in cities like Cleveland, can happen in Pittsburgh. It can happen in other industries. I want it happening all over this country," he said.

Following the appearance in Maumee, Obama told a campaign audience in Sandusky, Ohio, the country has "had to spend 3 1/2 years recovering and pushing back" from the worst recession since the Great Depression, and repeated the "bet on American workers" theme that is central to this series of campaign stops.

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