Romney: Obama hiding 'his real plans before the election'

Mitt Romney attacked President Obama as "the hide-and-seek president" Wednesday in his first appearance after his primary sweep Tuesday evening.

Speaking to a conference of news editors, Romney laid out a choice between himself and Obama in a speech that signaled his focus has shifted to the general election. He also used his remarks to contrast his own background and detailed economic plan with a president he said had no answers for the country.

“President Obama has said that he wants to transform America. I don’t want to transform America,” Romney said. “I want to restore the values of economic freedom, opportunity and small government that have made this nation the leader it is.”

Romney accused the president of attempting to hide the ball from the American public.

“He does not want to share his real plans before the election, either with the public or with the press,” Romney said. “He is intent on hiding. You and I will have to do the seeking.”

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