Mitt Romney, President Obama Combative in '60 Minutes' Interviews

The president and his opponent gave dueling interviews Sunday night.
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Transcript for Mitt Romney, President Obama Combative in '60 Minutes' Interviews
morning. Jake, the dants were combat dif on "60 minutes." That's right, george, they're entering a few phase of the debate. The candidates are looking for any edge to knock the other on its heels. Reporter: Mitt romney barn-storming battlegrounds, colorado, ohio and virginia, trying to regain momentum lost after a tough week on the trail. On the campaign trail overnight, romney was asked why he was trailing in so many battleground states. I think that the president's campaign has focused its advertising and in many cases on very inaccurate portrayals of my position. He's trying to fool people into thinking that I think things i don't. That ends, I think, during the debate. Reporter: When he lands in ohio, tuesday, a brand-new campaign will greet him, for the comments he made describing 47% of the country is irresponsible. Mitt romney attacked % of the americans who pay no income tax, including, veteran, elderly and disabled. Reporter: And president obama will be here in new york. He'll be filming an appearance on "the view" today. Though he has no time to meet one-on-one with leaders. So he has time for whoopi goldberg but no time for world leaders? No, the president is going to be actively involved in the general assembly. Reporter: While he meets in ohio, moat notably, there's another number he's focused on, state by state unemployment which went up in iowa, new hampshire, north carolina and wisconsin. And a new romney campaign on -- when president obama took office. The president responded on "60 minutes" saying the u.S. Has been weak on foreign policy on iran and syria. If governor romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. One other item from that interview that the republicans are pouncing on president obama talking about unrest in the muslim world, george, described some of the events as bumps in the road. The romney campaign saying that before americans is far less than a bump in the road. To former politician

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