Cincinnati, Ohio - At the campaign rally held by President Barack Obama on September 17 in Eden Park, Ricky Mulvey talked with Howard Wilkinson about what issues he expected the President would talk about and the presidential race as it heads into the final 50 days.
Wilkinson is Cincinnati's most respected political reporter and commentator. He joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. He covered both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU.
Wilkinson talked about why candidates spend most of their money attacking each other. He discussed Mitt Romney's challenge to Obama to get tough on China, and the President's response announced at this campaign rally; by filing a complaint over China's dumping automobile parts at government subsidized lower prices in the United States.
Wilkinson also talked about the challenges both Obama and Governor Romney face making their case for better economic times for Ohioans, and the future of health care.
Both campaigns have come out with promises of creating jobs, Romney said yesterday that he will create 12 million jobs over the next four years, Obama said at the Charlotte Democratic convention, and repeated in Cincinnati, that he would create one million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years. Wilkinsons said when asked if the plans were too lofty, "That's the judgement people are going to have to make. Is it realistic."
Follow this link to read Wilkinson's own report on the President's visit to Cincinnati: