Campaign news from the Ohio battleground:
DEFIANCE, OHIO — There’s a moment that arrives now and again in presidential campaign speeches when the candidate says, “If I’m president,” and then corrects himself: “when I’m president.” This is a crowd favourite and usually gets a healthy round of cheers. Then the candidate moves on. When Mitt Romney said this on Thursday morning in Cincinnati, the crowd reacted as if it was election night and he’d just been declared president — and they’d been given a new car. For 30 seconds, they screamed and cheered.