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Election fever grips America

Business Times - 06 Apr 2012

PERSPECTIVE
Election fever grips America

Romney's latest primaries victories and Obama's admonition for Republicans make it clear general election campaign is underway, if not in full swing

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

IT'S War! Just a few hours before Mitt Romney captured the Republican presidential primaries in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Wisconsin - and was clearly on his way to clenching his party's nomination as its presidential candidate - Democratic President Barack Obama unleashed an overwhelming election-year assault on the Republicans and their presumptive presidential nominee.

He accused the Republicans and the man who would challenge him for control of the White House in November of promoting a 'radical agenda' for America's future.

Mr Romney's primaries victories on Tuesday and Mr Obama's harsh admonition for the Republicans - and for Mr Romney's vision of the nation - made it clear that al…