Obama comes out more aggressive in second debate

October 16, 2012 - 8:34 PM
Presidential Debate

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, left, listens as President Barack Obama addresses members of the audience during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama is coming out swinging in the second presidential campaign debate, striking immediately at Republican Mitt Romney's opposition to the Democrat's handling of the auto industry bailout.

Obama was seen as having missed opportunities to make gains in the first debate with Romney two weeks ago. Romney was viewed as having won the debate.

Obama also says Romney's plan is to let the oil companies write the energy policies.

At least twice Obama has accused Romney of being untruthful. And he's addressed Romney directly, unlike their first debate in Denver, when Obama primarily addressed the moderator, while Romney criticized the president.