WASHINGTON (AP) ? Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are moving the presidential campaign back to familiar ground, grappling over the proper role of government in a debate where clumsy, seemingly dismissive statements have made both men susceptible to caricature.
Romney on Tuesday sought to recover from an unguarded comments caught on video, but the contest appears destined to remain close.
Still, President Barack Obama ridiculed Romneys claim that nearly half of Americans believe they are entitled to a range of government support and that as a candidate he doesnt feel a need to worry about them.
Obama said presidents "have to work for everyone, not just for some."
In July, Republicans seized on an incomplete sound bite of Obama saying, "If youve got a business ? you didnt build that."