President Barack Obama is accusing Republican rival Mitt Romney of promoting "trickle-down tax cut fairy dust" that he says would take the nation in the wrong direction.
Campaigning in Florida, Obama is tackling Romney's economic plan for the second straight day, telling supporters that it would give tax cuts to the wealthy at the expense of more modest earners. The president spoke to a crowd of supporters at Rollins College in Winter Park.
About an hour before the address, Air Force One touched down at Orlando International Airport, where the president was greeted by local and state lawmakers and roughly 75 or so supporters who waited behind a railing.
The president's motorcade took a side trip before heading for Rollins College to visit Lechonera El Barri, a Cuban café on Orlando's east side. The small restaurant is located about a block north and across the street from the Romney Victory Office in Orlando. The restaurant is located on the edge of Azalea Park, a heavily Hispanic, working and middle-class neighborhood.
In a pre-emptive strike for the Romney campaign, Florida Senator Macro Rubio spoke hours before President Obama's visit. Speaking mostly about the economy, Rubio said the president doesn't believe in the free enterprise system, or what made America great.
"This is not a choice between one bad guy and one good guy. This is a choice between a guy who has no idea what he's doing and a guy that does," Rubio said.
Also on the same day as Obama's visit to Orlando, Romney released an ad targeting Floridians. The spot says the president expressed concerned about Florida's economy when he ran for president four years ago but suggests he was too focused on his health care bill to reduce unemployment, home foreclosures or poverty.
The Obama campaign has countered Romney with an ad of its own, saying Romney's economic proposals would mean bigger tax bills for everyone but the wealthiest Americans.
The president's visit to the Orlando area comes just a day after a new poll indicates that he leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Sunshine State by slim margin.
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