Romney plans policy speeches as election nears

AP News
Posted: Oct 03, 2012 8:47 PM
Romney plans policy speeches as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney is planning to deliver a number of policy-focused speeches with new details during the presidential campaign's final five weeks.

The Republican nominee is trying to deepen his contrast with President Barack Obama and answer criticism that he hasn't clearly outlined his plans.

Obama has narrow leads in a number of state and national polls.

Romney plans a speech on foreign policy next week in Virginia. Aides say that subsequent speeches are expected to focus on his plans for job creation, debt and spending, although the subjects may change.

Already, Romney is beginning to release some new details on his tax proposal. But major questions remain on a number of key areas.