Mitt Romney took the gloves off, thrashing President Obama for his campaigns message of 'anger and hate.'
Speaking Tuesday night in Ohio, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee delivered a fiery attack on the president after VP Biden used a slavery metaphor to describe the impact of Romney's plans should he win the 2012 election.
The Republican presidential candidate lit into his White House at a rally in Ohio. "His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency," Romney told a crowd of thousands. "Another outrageous charge came a few hours ago in Virginia. And the White House sinks a little bit lower. This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like."
Not done with his rebuke of the White House, Romney added, "So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago."
In the address, Romney discarded all euphemisms and claimed recent flare-ups on the trail were signs of a president's campaign gone bitter, and that the president is "intellectually exhausted" and out of ideas.
The Republican presidential candidate also mocked Obama's statements during the 2008 campaign that without fresh ideas "you use stale tactics to scare voters." Romney accused Obama of now making that strategy "the heart of his campaign."