Obama campaign ready for a 'ramping up' on Romney

By Ben Feller

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, April 11 2012 3:15 p.m. MDT

FILE - In this April 10, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Seven months before the election, President Barack Obama is just where he expected to be: Taking on Mitt Romney and targeting him as a wishy-washy protector of the rich. With the election likely to hinge on the economy, Obama is stepping firmly into a contentious race backed by an experienced and well-financed campaign organization.

Carolyn Kaster, File, Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is right where he expected to be: taking on Mitt Romney and targeting him as a wishy-washy protector of the rich.

Seven months before the election, Obama is set to engage more directly with the help of an experienced, well-financed campaign organization.

The campaign for the White House took on a decidedly different feel on Wednesday, a two-man race for the first time.

Yet even as Republican Rick Santorum's withdrawal launched the general election in earnest, the contours of the Romney-Obama race were already clear.

Both sides will keep pounding voters with a ferocious debate over who has the best vision for jobs, economic security and giving Americans a shot at better life.

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