CLEVELAND -- President Barack Obama says November's election will give voters the chance to break a stalemate about America's direction.
Obama said at a campaign speech in battleground Ohio that his race against Republican Mitt Romney will present a choice "between two fundamentally different visions" about how to grow the economy, create jobs for the middle class and pay down the nation's debt.
The president said the nation is being held back by a "stalemate" in Washington. He acknowledged the economy isn't where it needs to be and said the election-year debate will pivot on how the economy grows faster and creates jobs.
Obama and Romney spoke about 250 miles apart on Thursday. The president was at a community college in Cleveland; Romney spoke at a manufacturing company in Cincinnati.
Photos: President Obama in Cleveland
The Associated Press