CINCINNATI - Before a crowd of several thousand at Jet Machine in Bond Hill, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that his election is the path toward greater prosperity for America.
He told that crowd that he would champion the cause of small business if he is elected President.
"I want to make sure we keep our taxes coming down on small business. I'll get them to finally come down on small business and get regulators to see that their job is not just to catch the bad guys but also to encourage the good guys," said Romney.
Romney said the recent debates have diminished President Barak Obama's campaign.
"He has now resorted to saving characters on Sesame Street and word games and of course he continues to launch these misdirected attacks at me and he knows they're not accurate and he knows they're not making much progress for him and so his campaign gets smaller and smaller focused on smaller and smaller things," said Romney.
In what sounded like new language for his stump speech Romney told the enthusiastic audience that his campaign is about 'big things' citing what he called big challenges that face America. He said if you want the 'status quo' then you should vote for Obama, but if you want 'big change' you should vote for him.
"I need you to vote early," said Romney and then quipped, "I won't say often but I need you to vote early."
He also implored the audience to find someone else who might be thinking about voting for President Obama and ask them, "Don't you think it is time for a big change in the course of this country or do you like things the way they are?"
Outside Jet Machine on Seymour Avenue stood a number of people holding signs calling Romney a member of the "1 percent" and urging passersby to vote for President Obama.
The Romney campaign will be in Defiance, Ohio later Thursday evening for a rally there.
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