By GINGER GIBSON | 8/14/12
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Blasting President Barack Obama for running a campaign of “hate,” Mitt Romney delivered a blistering critique of the tone of the election.
“Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America,” Romney said to the cheers of thousands crowded into the streets here.
Delivering prepared remarks to cap a four-state bus tour, Romney said the negative tone of the campaign is distracting from the issues.
“You don’t hear any answers coming from President Obama’s reelection campaign,” Romney said. “That’s because he’s intellectually exhausted, out of ideas, and out of energy. And so his campaign has resorted to diversions and distractions, to demagoguery and defaming others.”