Obama and Romney try to stay upbeat in final campaign blitz

Obama and Romney try to stay upbeat in final campaign blitz
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By Michael O’Brien, NBC News

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney jockeyed during a final campaign blitz of swing states over which of them offered a more uplifting vision for the future.

Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, seized upon a line of Obama’s on Friday about “revenge” to argue that the president’s re-election campaign had taken a bitter turn. And Obama, speaking Saturday morning in Ohio, said he felt hopeful heading into Tuesday’s decisive election. 

The Republican ticket opted to play up a line of Obama’s from the campaign trail yesterday to drive home its message that Romney offered the more hopeful choice to voters. 

“Yesterday the president said something you may have heard by now that I think surprised a lot of people. Speaking to an audience, he said you know voting is the best ‘revenge,’” Romney said. “He told his supporters, voting for revenge. Vote for revenge? Let me tell you what I’d like to tell you: Vote for love of country.”

Speaking yesterday in Ohio, Obama lit into Republicans as impediments to critical investments, prompting audience jeers. Adding to his usual rejoinder of, “Don’t boo, vote,” the president added: “Vote! Voting is the best revenge.”

The quote has become quick fodder from Republicans. Their hyping of a few words from the president, in the clos…………… continues on NBCNews.com

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NEW YORK More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but patience was wearing thin among those in the region who have been without power for most of the week.

From storm-scarred New Jersey to parts of Connecticut, a widespread lack of gasoline frustrated people who were just trying to get to work or pick up groceries.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the Defense Department will set up emergency mobile gas stations at five locations around the New York City metropolitan area to distribute free fuel with a limit of 10 gallons per person.

Cars and emergency service vehicles will be able to fill up directly from the 5,000-gallon trucks.

Gas rationing was to starting at noon Saturday in northern New Jersey, where drivers will be allowed to buy it only every other day.

In Washington, President Barack Obama visited the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for an update on superst…………… continues on CBS News

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