From Washington Times:
Flashing anger at the direction the presidential campaign has taken, Mitt Romney on Wednesday challenged President Obama to elevate the debate after a month in which Democratic operatives and the Obama campaign charged Mr. Romney was a felon and connected him to a woman’s cancer death.
Democrats retorted that campaigning is a tough business and said Mr. Romney himself in his own attacks has distorted the president’s record.
Together they marked a quick return to the tit-for-tat kind of campaign that had dominated for much of this year, with the exception of a brief blip of policy after this weekend’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan to be the Republican vice-presidential nominee.
“The president seems to be running just to hang on to power. I think he’ll do anything in his power to try and get re-elected,” Mr. Romney told CBS‘ “This Morning” program. “These personal attacks, I think, are demeaning to the office of the White House.”