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Mitt Romney Turns His Attention to President Obama

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Mitt Romney Turns His Attention to President Obama

Mitt Romney appears to have turned his attention away from Rick Santorum and toward President Obama, in a sign that the GOP frontrunner may assume that his party’s nomination is his to lose.

In a sign that he’s shifting his focus from the GOP primary to the general election, Mitt Romney has started criticizing the president more often rather than focusing as much on his Republican rivals for the GOP nod. In his latest speech, Romney noted that the president’s policies are limiting the economic freedoms of Americans and making it difficult to do business and, by extension, create jobs for Americans.

Giving a speech at the University of Chicago, where President Obama once taught, Romney noted, "The Obama administration's assault on our economic freedom is the principal reason why the recovery has been so tepid—why it couldn't meet their projections, let alone our expectations. If we don't change course now, this assault on freedom could damage our economy and the well-being of American families for decades to come."

That speech occurred just one day after the Illinois primary and Romney did not once mention his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum. Hammering away at the concept of running a business successfully – which has, indeed, become more difficult as the U.S. and local governments pile on regulations – Romney noted, "Some of America's greatest success stories are of people who started out with nothing but a good idea and a corner in their garage. Too often today, Americans look at what it takes to start a business and they don't see promise and opportunity. They see government standing in their way. The real cost isn't just the taxes paid and money spent complying with the rules. It's the businesses that are never started, the ideas that are never pursued, the dreams that are deferred." 

By Buzzle Staff and Agencies

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