WASHINGTON (CBS) -- President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney both visited Ohio to lay out competing plans for how to fix the economy. But the two plans are as different as the two Ohio cities they visited.
Mitt Romney's campaign bus hits the road today for a 5 day, 6 state tours. First stop: the battleground state of New Hampshire.
Before the road trip, the Obama and Romney campaigns hit another swing state: in Ohio, the two rivals were in rare agreement on one point. President Obama says, "This election is about our economic future."
In Cleveland, the president said Romney's plan would return the nation to George Bush's policies. President Obama says, "We were told that huge tax cuts, especially for the wealthiest Americans, would lead to faster job growth."
In Cincinnati, Governor Romney said the president has failed to deliver. He says, "He's been president for three and a half years, and talk is cheap."
The race for president appears to be coming down to one main issue: how to lead the economy back to prosperity. And the two sides offer fundamentally different visions of how to get there. Romney says, "I will finally get America on track to have a balanced budget and we will limit the size of government.
To do that Romney would:
-- Increase domestic energy production in an effort to cut costs and create jobs
-- Eliminate the president's health care reform law, which Romney says hurts small businesses
-- And cut spending to cut the deficit
President Obama says, "You can't have a strong and growing economy without a strong and growing middle class."
The president's plan involves:
- Investments in education, infrastructure, and energy
- And higher taxes for the rich to pay down the deficit
Voters have fewer than five months to decide which plan they support.
After their stops in Ohio, the candidates focused again on raising cash. President Obama attended two fundraisers in New York City. And Mitt Romney was in the president's hometown of Chicago where he raised more than $3 million.