HARRISBURG, Pa. – As he travels across the home state of his Republican rival, former Sen. Rick Santorum, an increasingly confident Mitt Romney looked past the Keystone State's April 24th primary and predicted victory in November.
The former Massachusetts governor stopped by his Keystone State headquarters Thursday where he made campaign calls alongside four volunteers and rallied a group of supporters who gathered to hear him speak on the roof of the building.
“I need your help you guys,” Romney told the crowd. “As you know, I want to win Pennsylvania in November. I'm going to win Pennsylvania in November.”
Asked between phone calls how he expected to do in the state’s upcoming primary, Romney shifted the focus to Santorum, who is calling his home state a must win.
“I think everybody expects someone to win his home state,” Romney told reporters. “Newt Gingrich won his home state; I won mine. I think people expect the senator to win his home state.”
It was the only reference Romney made to his fellow GOP candidates, instead continuing his laser-like focus on the president, who he says has been living in “a bubble in Washington D.C.” and has lost track of what’s happening in America.
Romney also continued to focus on Obama’s economic policies.
“We have a president who I think is a nice guy but he spent too much time at Harvard, perhaps, or maybe just not enough time working in the real world," Romney said.
Though Obama holds a law degree from Harvard University and spent three years at the institution, Romney attended four years in Cambridge, Mass., where he simultaneously earned law and master's in business administration degrees.
Want to stay ahead of the curve? Sign up for National Journal’s AM & PM Must Reads. News and analysis to ensure you don’t miss a thing.