Obama Comes Out Swinging After Debate
President Barack Obama hit rival Mitt Romney hard on women’s issues as he headed back on the campaign trail on Wednesday after a spirited debate performance that re-energized his bid for a second term.
A day after a much-improved performance in the second of three presidential debates, a revitalized Obama continued sparring with his Republican opponent, making fun of Romney’s comment that he had received “binders full of women” to consider for cabinet positions when he was governor of Massachusetts.
“I’ve got to tell you, we don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented driven young women ready to learn and teach in (science, technology and engineering) right now. And when young women graduate, they should get equal pay for equal work,” Obama, relaxed and smiling in shirt sleeves and a loosened tie, told 2,000 people at Cornell College in Iowa.
With 20 days to go until the election, Obama campaigned in Iowa and Ohio while Romney was in Virginia - all important “swing states” that can go to either candidate on November 6.