Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Battle it Out in New Hampshire

by Mark Curtis

 

mcurtis@abc6.com

            It was a rare, joint campaign appearance for Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan in New Hampshire Monday. The GOP candidates telling the crowd they're the ones to fix the economy, including the staggering national debt.

            “It's over $500,000 per household. You'll be paying the principal and interest on that all of your life. So the first thing I am going to do for you, is make sure we don't keep on adding more and more and more debt that you don't even know about. That's number one,” said Mitt Romney.

            Romney, the former Massachusetts Governor, lives in New Hampshire much of the year. But that's no guarantee he'll carry the state.

            ABC 6 Political Reporter Mark Curtis said, “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren't the only ones who have ventured up I–95 into New Hampshire. President Obama was there over the weekend. Now this year, the Granite State is a toss–up state, so even with just 4 Electoral College votes, it could be the state that decides the election.”

            President Obama attacked the Republican economic plan saying it gives too many tax breaks to those with higher incomes.

            “They believe the best way forward is to go back to the old top down economics that got us into this mess in the first place,” said President Obama.

            With the presidential race a toss–up right now, New Englanders are likely to see both campaigns in New Hampshire a lot from now until Election Day.