Fri July 6, 2012
POTUS campaigns in Ohio
President Obama tells Cincinnati radio station WLWT Republican rival Mitt Romney caved under pressure from talk show host Rush Limbaugh in saying the federal health insurance mandate amounts to a tax. The President notes Romney supported the mandate as Massachusetts governor but "has suddenly reversed himself." The President says it raises questions over whether Romney is abandoning a principal after "getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh" or other critics. Romney said Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the mandate is a tax. Earlier this week a top Romney adviser said Romney viewed the mandate as a penalty, a fee or a fine - not a tax. The President visited Maumee, Sandusky, and Parma yesterday as part of his two day campaign bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania, drawing attention to economies in both states that have been helped by the auto industry bailout. Kevin Niedermeier of member station WKSU in Kent has more.