On the Trail: May 8

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  • Obama shakes hands at Ohio rally
  • Michelle Obama at Ohio State rally
  • Romney at Ohio campaign event
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  • The Life of Julia
  • Ron Paul at Philadelphia rally
  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney court supporters
  • Barack Obama at Ohio campaign rally


At a Cleveland campaign event on May 7, an African-American female supporter posing a question to Mitt Romney said that President Obama should be tried for treason, an assertion the Republican candidate ignored. He drew criticism for not challenging her and prompted comparisons to Sen. John McCain who, in 2008, corrected a woman who said Obama was an Arab and couldn’t be trusted.

(Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)