Obama, Romney paint opposing picture of Obama term

By the Associated Press | October 16, 2012 | 11:34 PM EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama is ticking through promises kept as having halted the economic slide but is pledging to go hard after those campaign pledges from 2008 that he has not met.

In response at the presidential debate, Republican challenger Mitt Romney says Obama's unmet commitments have slowed the nation's economic recovery.

Obama listed small-business tax cuts, health care legislation and financial regulation as measures that helped stabilize the faltering economy.

Romney says Obama chiefly has failed to meet employment targets.