Romney, Obama Escalate Fight for America's Vote

David Muir reports on the campaigns' plans to get voters' attention.
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prepared a book report saying osama wasn't crazy for wanting to destroy america. This superpower killed millions of people. The teenager grew up and still lived with his parents on this quiet block in illinois today. Parents did not want to answer questions. You have no message to get across? . Reporter: And his fear is on emotional wreck and describes him as confused -- thank you so much alex perez reporting from chicago tonight. And we move next to the presidential election, 50 days until "your voice your vote." Last week the president was post convention, but this week the two are neck and neck. And tonight the romney camp is engineering a reboot as there's a developing story of a new tape of the governor at a private event. Abc's david muir is here with all of the details from the romney camp. David. More on that video in a moment. As you mentioned the campaign hoped to reintroduce him. Promising to be specific. And now reports of tension within their own campaign. Reporter: Call it a romney reset. A new had, a new tone, and a direct appeal. You've got to cut the deficit, you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. Reporter: And today as romney spoke to the u.S. Hispanic his campaign promising more specifics. After withering criticism from within their own party, that the campaign has been too vague. One of romney's top strategists arguing this new promise is about timing, not tumult. The timing is right at this moment to reinforce the specifics. And highlight some of the specifics, reinforce -- Reporter: But in a new interview that aired today, running mate paul ryan was asked for specifics on romney's tax plan, which of those tax loopholes they plan to close, to pay for their tax plan. Is there a reason you guys aren't naming specific tax loopholes? Yes, because we want to get it done. And we have to be able to work with congress on those details, on how to fill it in. Reporter: And in the middle of it all -- reports of finger pointing inside the campaign. Abc news confirming the discord first reported by politico. I accept your nomination for president of the united states sclchl. Reporter: But days before romney's biggest speech, that primetime moment, there were several drafts of the speech ordered. Several different speechwriters, then, nearly all of it thrown out. Romney and chief strategist stu stevens crafting what america heard at that convention and what voters didn't, leaving the troops in afghanistan out. That advisor telling me, "speeches go through a lot of editing." And when asked if he would put afghanistan back in if he could. "I just don't think that way. I don't think it would matter

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