Obama, Romney Both Promise Bipartisanship if Elected

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CONCORD, N.H. & DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's willing to work across party lines to end gridlock in Washington but will not give up key Democratic measures like college financial aid or health care to achieve compromises.

While campaigning with former President Bill Clinton, Obama says "that's not a price I'm willing to pay" and says it would amount to "surrender." Recent polls show more voters trust Republican rival Mitt Romney to break Washington's stalemate.

Two days before the election, Obama and Clinton spoke to a crowd estimated at 14,000 during a chilly outdoor rally in Concord, N.H., kicking off a frenzied push to mobilize voters in battleground states.
Mitt Romney is renewing his pledge to work with Democrats on Capitol Hill if elected.

But he's also promising to overturn Democrats' signature achievements.

Obama was also holding rallies in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Aurora, Colorado. Clinton was headed for North Carolina and Minnesota.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney renewed his pledge to work with Democrats on Capitol Hill if elected, but at the same time promised to overturn Democrats' signature achievements.

The Republican presidential candidate says he'll begin to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law on day one. He also wants to repeal Democrat-backed legislation that overhauled the nation's financial system.

Romney has shifted his message in recent weeks to focus on bipartisanship as he courts undecided moderate voters. He told Iowa supporters Sunday that he would meet regularly with quote, "good men and women on both sides of the aisle."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate Democrats would do, quote, "everything in our power" to stop Romney's agenda.

Romney is campaigning in four states on Sunday.


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