After his clean sweep in Tuesday’s Republican primaries, Mitt Romney is looking ahead to November. He took the stage in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, responding directly to President Barack Obama’s first direct attack on him.

Having effectively declared victory in the GOP race, Romney turned his attention to what he views as the two obstacles of the general election: President Obama and the press.

“I’m offering a clear choice and a different path,” Romney said. “Unlike the president, I have a record that I am proud to run on.

Romney’s speech to a room full of journalists offered a sharp line of attack against the president and a request for help in keeping Obama honest.

“He is intent on hiding,” Romney said, referring to the president. “You and I are going to have to do the seeking.”

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