By James Rainey
September 22, 2012, 5:00 a.m.
With just 46 days to go, the presidential race has entered the hammer-and-tongs phase. From here on, it’s a day-to-day messaging war, with President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney taking dramatically different views on how the fall campaign conversation should be framed.
Here’s a quick look at the topics that each of the two sides would like to take up in the 12 days before Oct. 3, the date of the first presidential debate.