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Obama accuses Romney of suffering from 'Romnesia'

2 years ago October 19, 2012 Oct 19, 2012 Friday, October 19 2012 Friday, October 19, 2012 1:22:43 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

FAIRFAX, Va. - President Barack Obama is making a direct gender pitch in hotly contested Virginia, telling a college crowd that when it comes to issues important to women's health and jobs, Mitt Romney is distancing himself from past stances and suffers from a case of "Romnesia."

He says Romney wants to take the country to policies more suited to the 1950s.

Portraying his Republican challenger as forgetful of his past positions on contraception, abortion and workplace equality for women and other issues, Obama joked that: "If you come down with a case of Romnesia ... here's the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions. We can fix you up. We've got a cure."

Obama spoke at George Mason University in northern Virginia, a key battleground in the election.

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