The race for the white house. "Your voice, your vote" and just 11 days to go. All kinds of loose talk on the campaign trail. President obama calls mitt romney a name we can't repeat on television, as... See More
The race for the white house. "Your voice, your vote" and just 11 days to go. All kinds of loose talk on the campaign trail. President obama calls mitt romney a name we can't repeat on television, as one of romney's top surrogates says race is influencing a key supporter. David muir has the latest from ohio. Reporter: Good morning from ohio, george. You're right, the president causing a stir with that word he used to describe mitt romney. Overnight, a top romney surrogate injecting race when he was asked about a key endorsement for the president. Overnight, air force one with a dramatic arrival in ohio, after 37 hours, 6,500 miles, 8 states. The battleground blitz coming to a halt, overlooking lake erie. I've come to ohio today to ask you for your vote. I need you to vote early. And I need your help to keep moving america forward. Reporter: With the race so close, president obama tried to break the tie with appeals to women and younger voters. This morning, the president raising eyebrows in an interview with "rolling stone" magazine. He talked about raising the voting age. Kids have good instincts, they say. They look at the other guy and say, well, that's a bull -- i can tell. A romney spokesman telling abc news, the president is rattled and on the defensive. Mitt romney in defiance, ohio, endorsed by meatloaf, singing "america the beautiful" together. Romney telling the thousands that had gathered that this time, he, the candidate of change. I will get this country growing again with your help. Reporter: Overnight, some controversial words from a top romney surrogate. Former governor john sununu of new hampshire, who injected race in the final days of the campaign. When asked about general colin powell's enforcement of president obama, citing mitt rom noois foreign policy, sununu suggested it was something else. When you look at colin powell, you have to wonder whether that's an endorsement based on issues. Or whether he has a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. What reason wbe? Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race, that you're proud of being president of the united stati applaud colin for standing with him. Reporter: Overnight, governor sununu appearing to backtrack. Saying colin powell is a friend have no doubt that his endorsement was about anything than the president's policies. That was quick. Full coverage of the race sunday at "this week." The candidates head-to-head. And our powerhouse roundtable.
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