Obama plunges into campaign, tears into Romney

President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio Saturday, May 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

May 5, 2012 1:33:01 PM PDT
Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as eager to "rubber stamp" a conservative Republican congressional agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers.