Obama Like Romney?

Hill staff writer Sam Youngman is following the Clinton campaign as it travels through New Hampshire and will provide periodic updates on The Hill’s Congress Blog.

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Only in New Hampshire would Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) come face to face with an issue advocate who compares him to Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

But sure enough, this morning at the AFL-CIO breakfast, as Obama worked the room he heard just that from Melissa Bernardin, one of the Granite State’s many activists who attend rallies and events hoping to talk to the candidates about specific policies. In this case, it was one of defense spending on “obsolete

He went on to say that he would review all programs and stop funding “weapons that aren’t working.