Clinton has rallied or will rally voters in multiple locations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa, drawing audiences of several thousand in each place.
"You just have to decide," Clinton told supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday. "Obama's economic plan is better, his budget plan is better, his education plan is better, his healthcare plan is better, his plan to bring America together is better. That is worth standing up for."
Obama campaign officials believe Clinton's endorsement and credibility on the economy can help counter dissatisfaction with the country's current economic state, ABC News said. A New York Times-CBS News poll conducted last week indicated 54 percent of Americans said they think the country is on the wrong track, compared with 39 percent who said they felt things were on the right track.
While he hasn't leveled any of his blistering remarks against Obama during the past few days, Romney did remind audiences he believes the country is heading down the wrong path under the current administration. At an appearance in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, the former Massachusetts governor said the nation's path had created a limping economy where college graduates struggled to find work and 47 million people depended on food stamps, The Washington Times reported.
"I believe that this is the year for us to take a different course," Romney told supporters in Coral Gables.
"I will bring real change and real reform," he said, appropriating Obama's 2008 "change" slogan. "I don't just talk about change -- I actually have a plan to execute change and make it happen."
In Roanoke, Va., Romney criticized Obama's suggestion during an interview this week that he'd like to see a Cabinet department dedicated to oversight of government programs intended to promote employment, increase trade and help small businesses, Politico reported.
Romney said it was a case of adding bureaucracy to the government.
"I don't think adding a new chair in his Cabinet will help add millions of jobs on Main Street," Romney said. "We don't need a secretary of business to understand business. We need a president who understands business."
The Obama campaign said the president was suggesting consolidating existing programs, not setting up new bureaucracy.
The president told his audience in Las Vegas Romney "has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up the very same policies that failed our country so badly, the very same policies we've been cleaning up after over these four years, and with a straight face, he's offering them up as change," but he said, "I know what real change looks like because I've fought for it. I've got the scars to prove it.
"And what the governor is offering sure ain't change. Giving more power back to the biggest banks isn't change. Leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. Another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy isn't change. Refusing to answer questions about the details of your policies isn't change," Obama said.
"Turning Medicare into a voucher, that is change, but we don't want that change."
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