Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has stepped up her attacks on rival Donald Trump, labelling him a “bully” for criticising women for their looks.
Mrs Clinton said Mr Trump had a 30-year history of “demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting” women.
Meanwhile, Mr Trump has branded Mrs Clinton “corrupt” and said she would “destroy American healthcare forever”.
He told early Clinton voters with “buyer’s remorse” they could change their vote in four states.
The clashes came as the fractious contest entered its final week, with opinion polls appearing to show the race getting tighter.
The prospect of a Trump presidency sent Asian financial markets tumbling – appearing to confirm some analysts’ view that the markets believe a Clinton victory would bring more stability for the US economy.
Speaking in Florida – and appearing on stage with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who has previously claimed Mr Trump once called her “Miss Piggy” after she put on weight – Mrs Clinton said she had “learned way back in elementary school that it’s not OK to insult people”.
For her part, Ms Machado called Mr Trump “cruel” and said she had spent years “sick, fighting back eating disorders” as a result of the Republican nominee’s comments.
Echoing Mrs Clinton’s comments at a rally in Ohio, President Barack Obama said the Republican candidate had spent a “lifetime calling women pigs and dogs and slobs”.
The focus on Mr Trump’s treatment of women coincided with a new TV advert put out by the Democrats which showed archive footage of Mr Trump making remarks such as: “Putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing.”
The Republican nominee has faced a string of sexual harassment allegations in the last month, after a 2005 video tape that saw him making obscene remarks about women emerged.
He has denied any wrongdoing and threatened to sue those involved after the election.
Donald Trump focused his attacks on the Affordable Care Act, dubbed Obamacare, which he believes is becoming increasingly unpopular with low income families he needs to vote for him, amid reports of higher premiums and less choice.
Appearing on stage with his running mate Mike Pence and Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Mr Trump called Obamacare “a catastrophe” and said he would immediately convene a special session of Congress to repeal and replace it if he becomes president.
He also urged early voters who had “made a mistake” by voting for Mrs Clinton to change their ballots before Thursday’s deadline.
Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania allow early vote switches but the practice is extremely rare, according to the Early Voting Information Center at Reed College.
Both sides also continued to spar over the recent revelation that FBI investigators are again probing Mrs Clinton’s email practices on Tuesday.
The revelation has put Democrats on the defensive and hurt Mrs Clinton’s plans to promote a positive message over the campaign’s final week.
It is no longer news that the much hyped human right activist, lawyer cum demonstrator turned flagbearer of the liberalist oriented New Patriotic Party Nana Addo has exposed himself as a dictator who cannot repent and has broken all bad records set by his forerunners.
He, has since his victory in the presidential primary elections in 2007 continue to impose harsh life to the vanquished and their supporters as if they are not members of the New Patriotic Party.
Whereas, I personally gave him Holy Blessings, that you may REPENT your SINS, it is very unfortunate that your SINS have rather over heaped and are now overflowing.
It is Miserable to watch the unending and continuous harassment, parliamentary primary reruns, suspensions and mistreatment posed on Nii Noi Nortey, Collins Owusu Abankwah, Carlos Ahenkorah, Ahmed Arthur, John Obiri Yeboah etcetera , by National Party instructed by you Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Regrettably, you and your octogenarian cabal plus a group of people that lost the election last two years cannot repent.
Your Highness, my grandfather was born in the same month and same year like you in 1944 if at all your age is correct, and he have witnessed all kinds of Leadership before, but most assuredly he told us, you are the most Dictator in Ghanaian’s record ever, particularly in the New Patriotic Party!
Your Highness, allow me to inform you that you have broken all bad records that were set by your predecessors and lamentably you are setting your own bad records to worse.
Your Highness, Most assuredly I tell you, you have exposed that you are a top unforgiving, divisive and dictator in Ghana’s history that cannot repent.
Your Highness, I know you are aware that your preferred candidates badly lost the election last two years, but unfortunately you have continued to impose harsh life to the winner (Paul Awentami Afoko, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong and Sammy Crabbe) by your small group of people with machetes led and commandeered by Khoda.
Your Highness , you have forgotten that New Patriotic Party no longer love you at all and you are forcing yourself on them, I remember last year I personally wrote you a letter in the same words while you were in a district in the United Kingdom.
Your Highness, dictators are not born but they are made, you have sadly reached at a level of being autocratic and monocratic because you have qualified for it.
Your advisors, lecturers, and unfortunately some religious leaders, who know the truth prefer to keep dumb and watch things falling apart because they are opportunists, egomaniacs, sycophants and are fearful.
Your Highness, Kindly considers repentance before November 2016.
May the Lord be with you!
Akufo-Addo Will Destool Chiefs Who Speak Against His Gov’t – Prez Mahama
President John Mahama has said the Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo, as intolerant as he is, will even cause the destoolment of chiefs who speak against his government if he (Akufo Addo) wins power come December 7 election.
According to him, Ghanaians will do themselves a great deal of disservice if they vote for such a divisive leader who is not ready to accept any contrary views to his position held on issues.
Speaking at a mammoth rally at Suhum on Monday evening as part of his campaign tour of the Eastern Region, President Mahama stated that divisions and suspensions in the NPP under Akuffo Addo vindicates Ex-President Kuffuor statement captured in a video where he advised party members to elect a leader who is not divisive and creates tension.
He said Nana Addo’s leadership and happenings in the NPP points out that he cannot rule Ghana in unity.
President Mahama also accused Nana Akufo Addo and the NPP of making outrageous promises which cannot be fulfilled just to deceive Ghanaians adding that NDC on the other hand makes promises that are doable.
He added that these unrealistic promises coupled with tax reduction proposal which the party is touting will be introduced when it wins power will cripple the economy because revenue generation must balance with expenditure
Otokunor accuses Nana Addo of sexual harassment over “fondling video”
National Democratic Congress (NDC) communications team member, Peter Boamah Otokunor says the flag-bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should be charged for sexual harassment.
Otokunor says Nana Addo has been caught in a clear case of sexual harassment because he fondled a married woman at state broadcaster, GBC and was only stopped from advancing further by the woman who resisted and shrugged him off.
He was commenting on a publication by the Daily Post newspaper which Wednesday drew attention to a video clip on Youtube showing Nana Addo tickle a lady who had just finished make-up for Nana at the studios of state-owned Ghana Broadcasting Corporation prior to his appearing on a programme. The video is a clip from Jarreth Merz’s “An African Election” documentary on Ghana’s 2008 elections.
According to Daily Post, Nana Akufo-Addo while getting up after the lady had finished polishing his face groped her mid-section and fondled her before moving away.
The NPP has since rubbished the publication, describing it as a diversionary tactic by the NDC to drown the Woyomegate scandal which they claim has crippled the integrity of the government.
However, Peter Boamah Otokunor on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday, said based on the video and pictorial evidence, the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) should be arresting Nana Akufo-Addo without interrogating the victim.
He said it was indiscrete and morally unacceptable for a leader of the largest opposition party in the country to fondle a married woman in the name of reciprocating a kind gesture.
Otokunor added that the exposé by the Daily Post newspaper proves beyond reasonable doubt that Nana Akufo-Addo is a womanizer.
The NDC youth activist said that for someone whom the International Community has described as “having morality problems”, (as per the wikileaks reports) he would be a diplomatic embarrassment to Ghana if in the most unlikely situation he (Nana) is elected the president.
Otokunor wondered why the NPP would elect someone who constantly use sexual imagery and publicly confesses his sexual prowess ahead of a crucial elections in December.
He said that the infamous ‘bottoms’ comment Nana Addo made in his tribute to the late Madam Theresa Tagoe, his reference to female students in Volta Hall as a ‘cynosure of all healthy males’ amongst others, expose the moral ineptitude of the man desiring to be president.
Otokunor, bewildered by what he said was Nana’s unbecoming conduct remarked; “I can’t imagine leaving my daughter in the hands of Nana Addo.”
Another member of the NDC communications team, Felix Kwakye Ofosu, also on the programme, supported Otokunor’s position and said the issue is serious and should not be trivialised at all, more so when Nana Addo’s name is regularly associated with imoral issues such as drug dealing and womanizing.
He said Nana Addo’s record as a minister shows he lacks competence.
In a quick rebuttal however, the communications director of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Henry Asante said the ruling party must concentrate on the bread-and-butter issues confronting Ghanaians than on trivialities.
He said attempts by the ruling party to paint their biggest threat (Nana Addo) black ahead of the 2012 general elections would backfire.
Henry Asante in an apparent retaliation, taunted the NDC that even the morally upright President J.E.A Mills was voted for to become President of Ghana inspite of having a son out of wedlock.