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Obama fires up voters as polls show dead heat
Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times
Washington, October 27, 2012
First Published: 00:16 IST(27/10/2012)
Last Updated: 02:04 IST(27/10/2012)
US President Barack Obama greets supporters at the end of his election campaign rally at Kent State University, Ohio. Reuters/Jason Reed

As polls continue to reflect a close contest for the White House, President Barack Obama is making an effort to fire up his campaign.

On Thursday, he became the first president to vote early, a practice that’s caught on so fast almost a third of US voters are expected to cast their votes before election day in 2012.

Obama cast his vote in Chicago, during a whirlwind 48-hour non-stop tour of battleground states that ended Thursday. His wife beat him, though, voting on October 15.

Resorts to insult

He also resorted to insults. He used the word “bullsh***er” in the context of Romney’s ever-changing positions in an interview to a magazine.

When responding to a suggestion on his popularity among kids, he said: “You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, ‘Well, that’s a bullsh***er, I can tell,” the US President said.

The president is “rattled and defensive”, said a Romney campaign advisor Kevin Madden.” He’s running on empty and has nothing left but attacks and insults.”

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