Obama camp targets Romney firm as job-killing 'vampire'

May 15, 2012 02:09


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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's campaign released a video on Monday calling Mitt Romney's private equity firm a job-killing "vampire" that ran a steel mill into the ground, signaling a new effort to carve into Romney's image as a corporate success.

The Obama campaign's six-minute video - a shorter version of which will air on TV stations in the key states of Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado - came on a day in which the president's team sought to draw dramatic contrasts between Obama and Romney, the presumed Republican nominee for president.

Two days after Romney tried to woo conservative evangelical Christians in a commencement speech at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Obama spoke at a women's college in New York City and urged the graduates to fight for a more equitable and tolerant nation.

"Fight not just for a seat at the table," Obama said, noting that women now make up nearly half the work force and have moved into leadership positions in many companies. "Fight for a seat at the head of the table."

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