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    Romney To Keep Focus On Obama In Super Tuesday Victory Speech

    After strong Super Tuesday, Romney will — again — seek to turn toward Obama, and away from his GOP rivals.

    BRIAN SNYDER / Reuters

    Romney shows his ballot to his wife Ann while voting in Belmont, Mass. today.

    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released excerpts of his remarks tonight, which show him continuing his focus on President Barack Obama, while ignoring his GOP opponents.

    Romney, who has already won three Super Tuesday states, is virtually assured to win a plurality of delegates awarded today, if not majority, is looking to tonight as a pivot from the grueling primary campaign to the general election.

    EXCERPTS:

    … From generation to generation, Americans have always known that the future would be brighter and better. Americans have always believed in a tomorrow full of possibility and prosperity.

    That deep confidence in a better tomorrow is the basic promise of America. Today, that promise is being threatened by a faltering economy and a failed presidency.

    To the millions of Americans who look around and can only see jobs they can’t get and bills they can’t pay, I have a message: You have not failed. This President has failed you.

    President Obama said he would create jobs. For 36 months, unemployment has been above 8%.

    He said he would cut the deficit in half. He’s doubled it.

    Today, our debts are too high and our opportunities are too few. And we’ve seen enough of this President over the last three years to know that we don’t need another five.

    This President is out of ideas. He’s running out of excuses. And, in 2012, he’ll be out of office.

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    President Obama seems to believe he is unchecked by our Constitution. He is unresponsive to the will of our people; he operates by command instead of by consensus. In a second term, he would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election. And if there is one thing we can’t afford, it is four years of a Barack Obama with no one to answer to.

    These days, the President and his team keep telling us that things are getting better. 24 million Americans are still struggling for work, and they are high-fiving each other in the West Wing. But, my friends, the truth is this: 8% unemployment is not the best America can do; it’s just the best this administration can do. And when I am President, the American economy will not be lagging behind; it will be leading the world.

    For this administration, the unemployment number is just another inconvenient statistic standing in the way of a second term. But those numbers are more than data on a spreadsheet; they are worried families and anxious faces. And tonight, I’d like to say to each of them: You have not been forgotten. We will not leave you behind. Our campaign is on the move. And real change is finally on the way.

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    I have said before – and I firmly believe – that this campaign is about saving the soul of America. And it is driven by the unshakable optimism that lies within our American hearts.

    We know that our future is brighter and better than these troubled times. We have been knocked down. We have been tested. But we don’t accept an America of limits. We know America is a land of opportunity. We still get up each day and thank God that we’re Americans. And we know that with hard work and strong leadership, our greatest days are ahead.

    Tonight we’ve taken one more step toward restoring the promise of America. Tomorrow we wake up and we start again. And the next day we do the same. And so it will go, day by day, step by step, door to door, heart to heart.

    There will be good days and bad days, always long hours and never enough time. But, on November 6th, we will stand united, not only having won an election but having saved a future. …

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