Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan likened President Barack Obama's 19-page second-term plan to a brochure at a Virginia rally and called it a "slick repackaging of more of the same" at a Virginia rally.
"You know President Obama hasn't really given us a vision for a second term agenda," he said. "Just a couple of days ago he came up with a slick new brochure. You know, with less than two weeks left to say, 'Oh I do actually have an agenda.'"
The Republican vice presidential nominee was campaigning in Bristol when he criticized Obama for releasing a plan his re-election team compiled in a booklet so close to Election Day.
As Ryan continued to mock the plan a man in the crowd interjected with his own description.
"It is a slick - well, comic book, that was his word - to me a slick re-packaging of more of the same," Ryan said.
On Tuesday, Obama's re-election team released 19 pages outlining the plans he hopes to institute if he wins a second term in office and an accompanying television ad set to air in nine battleground states. The booklet is largely a rehash of policies previously proposed, but is a response to critics who have charged the president with offering few specifics on his second term agenda.
When Ryan hammered the president on the economy he did not mention the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8% last month for the first time in 42 months but instead pointed to slow job growth.
"You see, where we are today is our economy is barely limping along. It is slower than it was last year. Last year was slower than the year before. Job growth in September was slower than August and August was slower than July," he said at the outdoor rally that drew a crowd of more than 1,000.
In the heart of Virginia coal country the Wisconsin lawmaker and vice presidential hopeful called attention to people in the audience who were wearing blue hats that said "COAL JOBS" when he delivered his pitch on energy.
"I see all these coal hats out here," Ryan said. "We in Wisconsin we use coal, it keeps our electricity rates down, it keeps our businesses operating. You produce coal, it keeps good families supporting wages and jobs and this war on coal is going to end when we elect Mitt Romney the next President of the United States, I can guarantee you that."