The likely Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday said his Democratic opponent has outsourced jobs by offering government support to green energy companies that made some of their products overseas.
It's the first time Romney has publicly hit back at the Obama campaign's charges that the former private equity executive bought companies that outsourced jobs to China and elsewhere.
Romney says that "if there's an outsourcer-in-chief, it's the president of the United States, not the guy who's running to replace him."
It wasn't the only attack Romney took a moment to respond to, he also addressed the Obama campaign's effort to paint him as only caring about the wealthy.
Romney said his campaign is all about the middle class and the poor.
"The rich are going to do fine no matter who wins the election," said Romney.
Romney also says Obama's proposal to extend tax cuts for people making $250,000 or less amounts to a tax increase for small businesses.
He attacked President Obama for increasing the national debt and said he would work to curb spending, judging each government program by asking: "is this program so critical to America that it's worth borrowing from China to pay for it?"
Romney did say he supports increased spending on the military, criticizing the President as too willing to cut the Pentagon.
The Republican challenger spoke for about 45 minutes, taking questions from the audience in a crowded high school gym.
At one point an attendee asked Romney whether he would announce his running mate before or after next month's Republican national convention in Tampa, Fla.
Romney replied with one word: "yes."
Romney will also travel to Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon, according to an unnamed campaign source. According to NBC, he plans to box up some wildfire-relief supplies while there.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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