Harvard Alum Romney Knocks Obama for Time at—Harvard

But in Pennsylvania speech, Mitt inches more toward center

By Matt Cantor,  Newser User

Posted Apr 6, 2012 6:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – As Mitt Romney campaigns in Pennsylvania, he's traded harsh attacks for a more centrist tone—mostly. The campaign "isn't about one person or about even one party," Romney told backers. "We're Republicans and Democrats in this campaign, but we're all connected with one destiny for America." But Romney took one swing at Obama, trying to paint him as out of touch. He "spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps," Romney said—an odd comment given that he himself spent four years at Harvard to Obama's three, the Los Angeles Times notes.

But in more same-page news, the former governor was also in agreement with President Obama over the controversy at the Augusta National Golf Club. "Of course I'd have women in Augusta," he said. His energy stance appeared to echo Obama's as well, though he characterized it differently. Romney suggested Obama's "all of the above" energy strategy referred to all energy sources "above the ground," whereas the GOP hopeful is "for everything that comes from above and everything that comes from below," he told a fracking company. For his part, Obama "cannot wait" to take on Romney as November approaches, Reuters reports.

Mitt Romney appears to be altering his tactics.
Mitt Romney appears to be altering his tactics.   (Getty Images)
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