Between the Lines By Mark Halperin

Even as Mitt Romney has effectively locked up the Republican presidential nomination with primary wins in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., President Obama's advisers are more confident than ever that they will beat the former Massachusetts governor in the general election ... Giving Obama's team a buoyant feeling: Romney's unending string of gaffes that reinforce his image as someone who is hopelessly out of touch with the real lives of real people ... Obama proved himself eager to join his aides in some frivolous but purposeful needling of his likely opponent when, during a high-profile speech to the nation's newspaper editors,...

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