WASHINGTON (October 27, 2012)--President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney were keeping one eye on the weather Saturday as each man launched a final campaign sprint to Election Day.
The president headed to New Hampshire Saturday while Romney hit Florida, but the storm barreling toward the East Coast and some battleground states has both campaigns adjusting schedules and canceling events.
Meanwhile, the president was warning congressional Republicans to leave the new financial regulations alone.
In his Internet and radio address Saturday, Mr. Obama said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other regulators recently cracked down on three credit card companies, ordering them to pay $400 million to people who were misled into making purchases they didn't want.
But he said Republicans, "backed by an army of financial industry lobbyists," have been "waging an all-out battle to delay, defund and dismantle these new rules."
For the GOP, Missouri congressional candidate Ann Wagner promoted Mitt Romney for president, called for changing the U.S. tax code, which she called a "72,000-page monstrosity," and urged the repeal of Mr. Obama's health care law.
She says Mr. Obama has overseen "more spending, more red tape, more debt and decline."