President Obama will be back in Cincinnati Wednesday for what the campaign is describing as a "grassroots event."
His opponent, Mitt Romney, was in Cincinnati Thursday; and the president's return to the Buckeye State - and particularly heavily-contested Hamilton County - are indications of how Ohio and its 18 electoral votes are crucial to both candidates.
No details have been released on the Cincinnati visit, but it will be followed later in the day by a campaign event in Akron. Obama appeared at a rally of supporters in Cleveland Thursday.
One thing was clear after 60 minutes of the U.S. Senate debate between Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel that was broadcast live on NBC affiliates across the state Thursday night.
And that one thing is that Ohio voters couldn’t have a choice where the differences between the two candidates are pronounced and more profound.
Before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,000 supporters at milling company in Bond Hill, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to focus on "big change" as president, while hammering at President Obama for being focused on "small things."
"He has now resorted to talking about characters on Sesame Street,'' Romney said, referring to Romney own reference to the Sesame Street character Big Bird in one of the presidential debates and his plans to cut funding for public broadcasting.