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Mr. Romney also seems to be turning his attention to Mr. Obama, accusing the president last week of running a “hide-and-seek” re-election campaign before a group of newspaper editors and publishers.

“He does not want to share his real plans before the election, either with the public or with the press,” Mr. Romney said. “By flexibility, he means that what the American public doesn’t know won’t hurt him. He is intent on hiding. You and I will have to do the seeking.”