President Bush and challenger John Kerry are campaigning in several key states today (Tuesday) with a week to go before the U.S. presidential election.
Addressing supporters in Wisconsin, Mr. Bush accused his Democratic Party rival of weakness and inconsistencies on Iraq.
He said his opponent was out of the U.S. political mainstream, citing Mr. Kerry's vote against a 1996 law that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Addressing his own Wisconsin supporters, Mr. Kerry accused the Republican president of failing to keep the country safe as it should be.
Mr. Kerry said the disappearance of 350 tons of explosives in Iraq, first reported Monday, will threaten U.S. troops and civilians.
Mr. Bush later speaks in Iowa while Mr. Kerry campaigns in Nevada and New Mexico.