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
- 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
, 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."