WASHINGTON (AP) —
President Barack Obama says his campaign isn't just based on attacks on Mitt Romney.
In an interview that aired this morning on CBS, Obama was asked about the large number of negative ads that have been run against Romney by his campaign in recent weeks.
Obama said his campaign has done "a whole slew of positive ads" on the changes needed to the education system and the tax code, and on how to rebuild the nation and promote American energy. He says those ads just "don't get attention in the news."
He said he and Romney have a "very different approach" -- and that it "serves the democratic process well" to focus on what he and Romney are each saying.
Romney told Fox News that Obama "has only one thing going -- and that is constant attacks on me." He said the attacks are "dishonest" and "misdirected" -- and his message to Obama was that it would be better to "spend some time speaking about your record."
167-v-25-(Sagar Meghani (SAH'-gur meh-GAH'-nee), AP correspondent)--Mitt Romney says President Obama should back off his persistent attacks on Romney's record at Bain Capital. AP correspondent Sagar Meghani reports. (16 Jul 2012)
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049-w-35-(Ed Donahue, AP correspondent, with President Barack Obama)--President Barack Obama says there is no need to change his message about Mitt Romney's business ties. The AP's Ed Donahue reports. (16 Jul 2012)
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171-a-09-(Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, in interview with 'Fox and Friends')-"about his record"-In an interview with 'Fox and Friends,' Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the president needs to spend more time talking about his own accomplishments. COURTESY: FOX News Channel ((mandatory on-air credit)) (16 Jul 2012)
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APPHOTO MDSW101: President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, July 16, 2012. Obama is heading to Ohio for campaign events. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (16 Jul 2012)
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APPHOTO WXSC106: FILE - In this June 28, 2012, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks about the Supreme Court's health care ruling in Washington. Millions of uninsured Americans may have to wait until after Election Day to find out if and how they'll be able to get coverage through President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because many governors from both parties said they haven't decided how their states will proceed on two components under their control: an expansion of Medicaid, and new insurance exchanges. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) (28 Jun 2012)
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