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What Romney is offering is not change: Obama

'I know what real change looks like because I've fought for it. I've got the scars to prove it.'

US President Barack Obama has lashed out at his Republican challenger's promise of change, alleging that what Mitt Romney is offering is "not change" and his policies would take the country backwards.

"We know what change looks like. And what the Governor is offering sure ain't change," Obama said yesterday, in identical speeches in two separate election rallies in Wisconsin and Nevada, the two battle ground States.testing.. we are here....

Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, is promising to give back power to the biggest banks; Obama said adding that this is not change.

"Leaving millions without health insurance isn't change. Another $5 trillion tax cut that favours the wealthy isn't change. Turning Medicare into a voucher is change, but we don't want that change," Obama said in Green Bay Wisconsin.

"Ruling out compromise by pledging to rubber-stamp the Tea party's agenda as president -- that's definitely not change," Obama said in Las Vegas in Nevada.

Obama had hit the campaign trail after three days of pause because of hurricane Sandy. In the final five days of the run-up to the presidential election, Obama is focusing on the key eight battleground States.

"After four years as President, you know me by now. You may not agree with every decision I've made. You may be frustrated at the pace of change. But you know what I believe.

"You know where I stand. You know I'm willing to make tough decisions even when they're not politically convenient. And you know that I will fight for you and your families every single day as hard as I know how," he said.

"So my opponent can talk about change, but I know what real change looks like because I've fought for it. I've got the scars to prove it. You have too. And after all that we've been through together, we sure as heck can't give up now," he stressed.

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First Published: Thu, February 09 2017. 15:36 IST
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