President Obama Univision Interview: Romney Pounces

GOP candidate rejects president's assertion that D.C. "can't be changed from the inside."
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"Your voice, your vote," just 46 days before the voting begins. And with new polls showing mitt romney falling behind in the key battlegrounds, he is fighting back, pouncing on president obama for what he said in washington. Reporter: That's right. Key battleground states, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, showing a slight edge for president obama. Mitt romney, attacking the president, now, using comments he made to paint the president as a washington insider who is ine inept. Appearing on the spanish-language network, univision, a day after his challenger, mitt romney, president obama was asked what his biggest failure was during his first term. He responded his failure to pass immigration reform. And -- the most important lesson I've learned is you can't change washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside. Reporter: The president said that meant he'd spend his second term trying to convince the public to pressure lawmakers. But mitt romney saw the comments as an indictment of the president's leadership. And minutes later, he pounced. The president, today, threw in the white flag of surrender again. He said he can't change washington from the inside. He can only change it from outside. Well, we're going to give him that chance in november. He's going outside. I can change washington. I will change washington. over again. Using those words to portray the president as inept. The president of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. He said he can't change washington from the inside. He says he can't change it from the inside. Reporter: But at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. The president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. When you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. Reporter: On radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring. Reporter: And, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. But the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. And also, up to $200,000 in bonuses given to top campaign staffers, apparently for doing an astounding job. Thanks. All of the latest from the campaign trail on sunday "this week." Now, let's go to amy robach in for josh, for the other top

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