Magazine April 30, 2012, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

• Okay, now can we see his Harvard Law transcript?

• Even before Rick Santorum dropped out of the primary, Mitt Romney, President Obama, and political journalists were all acting as though the general-election campaign had begun. (Newt Gingrich remains in the primaries, to unclear purpose.) Romney is a slight underdog in that race, but he has started it well by contrasting his vision of an “opportunity society” with the “government-centered society” Obama is working to create. His campaign will have to resist falling for media distractions — chief among them, at the moment, the “gender gap.” Republicans almost always do

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