Mitt Romney unwrapped a new, aggressive stump speech Tuesday in Pennsylvania, a 2012 battleground state, and he's certain to put it to use Wednesday in Ohio, another crucial state in this election. The basic message of the new speech: President Barack Obama wants Americans to be "ashamed of success."
It will be a muti-pronged attack for Romney in the Buckeye State. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will be there, too, and so will Jeb Bush.
President Obama is scheduled to stay in Washington on Wednesday. He'll welcome the Baylor Bears, the 2012 NCAA women's basketball champions, to the White House, meet with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about the drought that is baking the nation, and then later attend a fundraiser.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be back on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Yesterday he spoke to the Senate Banking Committee. This time he'll testify before the House Financial Services Committee. His message will be the same: There needs to be congressional agreement to head off tax increases and big spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect at the end of the year. Failure to act "would greatly delay the recovery that we're hoping to facilitate," Bernanke said.
Also worth noting Wednesday: First lady Michelle Obama heads to Alabama to attend a fundraiser in Birmingham.
And then there is this: New Balance and the Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association are hosting a news conference to discuss the importance of supporting domestic footwear manufacturing and keeping jobs in the USA. Speakers include Republican Senators Susan Collins and Scott Brown and Democratic Reps. Michael Michaud, Richard Neal and Nikki Tsongas.
Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press.