Today, President Obama visits Iowa, makes a stop here in Los Angeles, and will end his day Las Vegas. Governor Romney begins his day in Vegas, then heads east to Iowa and Ohio.
Romney's campaign is trying to build on a surge that began with his strong performance in the first debate early this month. The governor showed a somewhat gentler side in the most recent debate, and like most candidates for President, he's been moving toward the center, and away from some of the more strident positions he took during the primaries.
To help us assess how he's doing that Scott Helman joins the show. He's a writer for the Boston Globe, and the co-author of the book "The Real Romney," a biography of the candidate.