They'll both hit the road as the president encounters fresh criticism about the latest unemployment numbers.
President Obama and Mitt Romney will spend the day raising cash for their campaigns.
The President will team with former President Bill Clinton in New York City.... first at a dinner at a private home, then at a gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel..... and finally, at the Great White Way for the
"Broadway for Barack" fundraiser.
The "Broadway to Barack" fundraiser will feature several greats of the stage including Patti Lupone, James Earl Jones and Stockard Channing.
Romney will hold private fundraisers in Seattle and Portland, Oregon. His supporters say the May unemployment report showing the economy gained only 69,000 new jobs demonstrates the President does not have the right experience to lead the country.
"Im not voting for anybody for President who has never been an executive. In business and in government you have to be an executive. It is up to the President to lead; he has not led effectively," said Gov. John Kasich/R-OH.
Romney's senior campaign advisor, Eric Fehrnstrom, says the experience the former Massachusetts Governor gained in office along with his roles in the private sector, make him a better candidate.
"He organized and ran the Winter Olympic Games in 2002. He's run a state successfully. I think that's a big difference between these two."
Obama campaign officials say even if progess is slow, the economy IS growing. They say -Congress- is to blame for rejecting the President's job proposals.
SOT: (Stephanie Cutter/Obama Deputy Campaign Manager) "There are a million jobs sitting on that table in Congress right now that they could move on," argues Stephanie Cutter, President Obama's deputy campaign manager. "They need to get off their hands and stop rooting for failure."
"These are the architects of obstruction, and now they're complaining about the pace of the recovery," said Obama strategist David Axelrod.
The Obama campaign is also focusing it's criticism on Romney's time in office...saying he didn't do enough to help Massachusetts.
(Susan McGinnis, CBS News)