In the cold light of a post-convention morning, President Obama got more discouraging news on US employment. Unlike 2008, he can't just speak aspirationally; he has a record to defend.
Romney gave a speech attacking the President on the economy on Wednesday, while the President accused the GOP of being unsympathetic to those hurt by the recession.
Romney delivered his scathing denunciation of the president's policies. Aides dubbed his remarks a pre-buttal to the president's own, and early-arriving partisans heard a recorded medley of rock music that included 'It's Still the Same.'