The focus of the Presidential election today turns back to the economy and jobs, with each campaign attacking the other over statements relating to their candidate's vision for America.
A video from a Romney fundraiser earlier this year with the Republican saying a huge chunk of President Obama's supporters don't pay taxes, believe they are "victims" and will back the president "no matter what." The other tape, an audio recording of Barack Obama at a 1998 conference in which he advocates the redistribution of wealth.
President Obama used an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" to take a shot at his Republican challenger. Referring to Romney's comment that 47% of the nation, that pay no taxes, will vote for Obama no matter what, the president quipped, "If you want to be president you have to work for everybody, not just for some."
The Romney campaign, though, used a recording of the president to go back on the offensive.
Romney Campaign Manager Matt Rhoades released a memo Wednesday morning slamming the president over the "redistribution" clip.
"Mitt Romney's vision for America is an opportunity society, where free people and free enterprise thrive and success is admired and emulated, not attacked. President Obama's vision for America is a government-centered society, where government grows bigger and more active, occupying more of our everyday lives," he wrote.
Rhoades added, "We don't have to look far to see the failure of President Obama's approach. We can look at his record."
The Obama recording purportedly was from a 1998 conference at Loyola University. After the tape surfaced on YouTube and quickly soared through the Internet, the Obama campaign accused Romney of trying to change the subject -- and likened the debate to the controversy in 2008 over a tape showing Obama saying he wants to "spread the wealth around" in a chat with "Joe the Plumber."
A quote that mirrors his statements in 1998 and could cause voters and the left-wing media to more closely examine the president's agenda and record.