President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry campaign in several hotly-contested states today (Wednesday), as polls show the two remain virtually tied just 13 days before the election.
Mr. Bush campaigns in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Senator Kerry campaigns in Iowa and Pennsylvania.
Addressing a rally in Mason City, Iowa, Mr. Bush told supporters his administration's strategy is succeeding in education, the economy and homeland security.
He also accused Senator Kerry of "misunderstanding" the war against terrorism, including the conflict in Iraq.
Speaking just 120 kilometers away in Waterloo, Iowa, Mr. Kerry said President Bush has forgotten the middle class and failed to make America as safe as it should be.
He said the Iraq war was "a profound diversion" from the war on terror, and from the hunt for Osama bin Laden.