Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press | September 27, 2012 | 3:34 AM EDT

"There are so many people in our country who are hurting right now. I want to help them. I know what it takes. ... I care about the people of America, and the difference between me and Barack Obama is I know what to do." — Mitt Romney told a crowd in Westerville, Ohio.


"We understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It's about what can be done by us together, as one nation, as one people. ... You can't make it happen if you write off half the nation before you take office." — President Barack Obama in Ohio, where he made stops at Bowling Green State University and Kent State University.


"The big difference is that 100 million people can see football on TV, so the mistakes are glaring. The mistakes that the scabs are making in the factories are behind closed doors." — Mark Froemeke, who's been locked out of his job as a loader-operator at an American Crystal Sugar Co. plant in East Grand Forks, Minn., for 14 months.