Obama says he was 'too polite'

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised new jobs and an economic boost in Ohio Wednesday. The republican has new hope there, with polls showing promising signs for his campaign.

A new CNN poll shows a tighter race between the two candidates in Ohio.

• Obama 51%
• Romney 47%

Romney's comments on abortion to an Iowa newspaper brought new attention to social issues. Romney told The Des Moines Register in an interview Tuesday that he would not pursue any abortion-related legislation if elected president.

His campaign tried to walk back the remarks, saying he would support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life, without elaborating.

Wednesday afternoon, President Obama told radio host Tom Joyner that he was “too polite” during the first presidential debate. He also said that the next debate would be much different.

Meanwhile, Paul Ryan arrived in Danville, Kentucky Wednesday to prepare for the first vice presidential debate. The Romney camp says it’s Ryan’s job to build on the momentum from the recent poll news.

The vice presidential debate is scheduled for Thursday night.

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