Obama called on Romney to come clean on the exact date he left the company, while Romney fired back calling on the president to apologize after one of his aides suggested Romney might have broken the law.
Romney immediately went on the offensive, granting five-minute interviews to CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox News and CNN.
"He sure as heck ought to say that he's sorry for the kinds of attacks that are coming from his team," Romney told ABC.
On CBS, he said of Obama, "This is reckless and absurd on his part, and it's something that's beneath his dignity. I hope he recognizes that even fellow Democrats have said that."
On CNN he said the Obama campaign's tactics were "disgusting and demeaning," adding "Is this the level that the Obama campaign is willing to stoop to? Is this up to the standards expected of the presidency of the United States?"
And on Fox News he said, "This is showing a pattern. You just had bad news on the economic front with now 41 straight months with unemployment above 8 percent. And what does the president do? He says he is going to raise taxes on people, he's trying to gut welfare reform as we know it, and he launches attacks of this nature. It's beneath the dignity of his office,"
Read more on Newsmax.com: Now it's Personal: Romney Goes Toe-to-Toe With Obama Over Bain Attacks
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