Eyeing November

Romney Roars in Illinois Primary

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds a town-hall campaign meeting on the campus of Bradley University March 19, 2012 in Peoria, Illinois.

Addressing supporters in Schaumburg, Illinois, an ebullient Mitt Romney spoke a revved-up crowd as they rode the high of a key victory over Rick Santorum on Tuesday night in the Illinois GOP primary. Romney evoked the struggles his father faced on his way to becoming a top Republican, and took aim directly at the White House’s current resident, saying his own experience in business gives him insight into American life that Barack Obama does not have. “You can’t learn that teaching constitutional law at the University of Chicago,” Romney said. “You can’t even learn that as a community organizer.” He went on to say that America needs bold innovators, and that his policies would encourage economic growth.