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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Obama, Romney Pivot To General Election, Trading Barbs

(AP)

Following Mitt Romney’s triple win in primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia Tuesday, both he and President Obama are now directly attacking each other.

In a speech to newspaper editors this morning, he accused the president of making the economy worse and he recalled how Obama was recently caught off-mic with the Russian president promising more flexibility on missile defense after the elections. Romney said that moment shows Obama is not being candid about his agenda.

“His intent is on hiding. You and I are going to have to do the seeking. Now President Obama’s exchange with the Russian president raises all sorts of questions. What does President Obama intend to do differently when he’s no longer accountable to the voters? ”

Meanwhile, the president had some remarks about the Republican agenda. Obama called the party’s latest budget, which Mitt Romney has embraced, a Trojan Horse:

“Disguised as [a] deficit-reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. it is thinly veiled social darwinism,” he said.

Guest:

  • Rick Klein, senior Washington editor for ABC News

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  • jim_thompson

    Robin,

    I wouldn’t use th word marvelous to describe THIS GOP budget.  However, when it comes to hosts and programs I would…as in you Robin and your show on WBUR are well,…just a little more marvelous than all the others.

    Jim Thompson
    Fort Mill,SC

  • Ben

    And now the main event of the circus is coming front and center for the next 7 months.Let the ad nauseam begin along with the billions that will be wasted spewing promises and lies to the masses.It will be the same old song. The status quo of the rich and powerful must be maintained at the expense of whats left of the working class.More hope and change and the usual lie of less government. Basically more B.S. from both parties. And these candidates bought and paid for by Big Business and War(Wall) Street. I’m starting to feel queasy and dizzy already with 217 days to go. The choices we are given is dismal.

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