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USA | Efter sin trippelseger har Mitt Romney återupptagit strategin att kritisera Barack Obama och ignorera sina republikanska motkandidater.

Reid J. Epstein på Politico skriver:

The former Massachusetts governor convincingly won all three primary contests on Tuesday with 98 delegates at stake — Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

But instead of acknowledging his GOP rivals — as he has always done on previous primary nights — Romney focused his 13-minute address on declaring President Barack Obama an out-of-touch elitist as he sought to frame the general election around his economic message.

Romney’s rhetoric sought to paint Obama as an aloof excuse maker who is dodging responsibility for gas prices and a sour economy. The president, Romney said, has an overinflated sense of his own success based on being cocooned in a bubble of admirers.

“It’s enough to make you think that years of flying around on Air Force One, surrounded by an adoring staff of true believers telling you what a great job you are doing, well, that might be enough to make you a little out of touch,” Romney said.

Och president Obama verkar ha anammat exakt samma strategi. Carrie Budoff Brown rapporterar:

President Barack Obama jumped fully into the 2012 race Tuesday, naming his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, for the first time in an official presidential speech that accused the Republican establishment of embracing polices that threaten the middle class and economic fairness.

In an election-year appeal to middle-class voters, Obama shredded the spending plan written by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, backed by Romney and supported by the House Republican caucus as a “Trojan horse” built around radical right-wing and “thinly veiled social Darwinism.”

“Instead of moderating their views even slightly, the Republicans running Congress right now have doubled down,” Obama said at The Associated Press luncheon. “They’re proposed a budget so far to the right that it makes the Contract With America look like the New Deal.”

Bild: The Baltimore Sun publiceras i Baltimore i Maryland. Framsidan ovan är från den 4 april 2012.

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ILLINOIS | Mitt Romneys vann en övertygande seger i Illinois. Nästkommande val i Louisiana och Wisconsin ser inte ut att bli lika enkla.

Vallokals- och opinionsundrsökningar visar på både goda och dåliga nyheter för Romney. Något som kan bli betydelsefullt i en valkampanj mot Barack Obama är att en majoritet av de väljare som ser positivt på den ekonomiska utvecklingen röstade på Romney.

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast/Newsweek, skriver:

About a third of those in exit polls said he understands the problems of average Americans—not a great number, to be sure, but slightly better than Santorum. Romney’s calling card, once again, was electability. Nearly 40 percent said the most important factor in their decision was the ability to beat President Obama.

Romney did best with voters who are optimistic about the economy. A CNN exit survey found that 20 percent of those questioned believe the economy is getting better, and more than half of them went for Romney.

Thirty-four percent said the economy has stayed about the same, and a whopping 46 percent said it’s getting worse.

Romney even edged the Catholic candidate among Catholics who attend church once a week, beating Santorum 44 to 42 percent, despite the former senator’s heavy emphasis on religious issues. Some of those churchgoers are evidently less conservative than Santorum, who has heavily emphasized social issues.

Bild: Framsidan är Chicago Tribune från den 21 mars 2012.

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