Romney Sweeps Primaries, Sets Sights on Obama

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The GOP battle for the presidential nomination is all but over as Mitt Romney swept all five primaries Tuesday.

With the wins under his belt, Romney is refining his attacks on Obama's presidency.

"Tonight is the beginning of the end of the disappointments of the Obama years...and the start of a new and better chapter that we will write together," Romney told supporters in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday night.

With his sights set on November, Romney is embracing his role as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. He easily won the primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

"I can say with confidence and gratitude that you have given me a great honor and solemn responsibility and together we are going to win on November 6th," he said.

Meanwhile, President Obama is trying to pump up the youth vote. Four years ago the youngest generation of voters helped put him in the White House.

This year, Obama's crowd was less than half the size it was when he visited the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill before his first election in 2008.

"You know, honestly, I just wasn't really that interested," one university student said when asked about Obama's visit to the campus.

Young voters still support him, but the enthusiasm isn't there this time around. So the president is hitting the campaign trail to talk about student loans.

"Michelle and I, we've been in your shoes. When we married, we got poorer together. Check this out, all right? I'm the President of the United States...we only finished paying off our student loans about 8 years ago," Obama told UNC students.

Senate Democrats are working on a bill to prevent interest rates from rising for students with federal loans. The $5.9 billion plan would require a tax boost on privately held corporations to pay for it.

In another attempt to appeal to the youth vote, Obama appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, hoping to score points with a little humor.

Romney said Obama is missing the point, and that it's time for Americans to do something about the economy.

His argument against Obama boiled down to a few questions.

"Are you making more in your job? Do you have a better chance to get a better job?" he asked. "Do you pay less at the pump? It's still about the economy and we're not stupid."

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