"He does not want to share his real plans before the election, either with the public or with the press," Romney told newspaper editors and publishers Wednesday. "By flexibility, he means that 'what the American public doesn't know won't hurt him.'"
"On what other issues will he state his true position only after the election is over?" Romney said.
Obama, meanwhile, has widened his criticisms of Romney, a tactic he may have to accelerate if employment slumps in coming months. The president said at The Associated Press annual meeting in Washington that Romney has embraced "thinly veiled social Darwinism" by backing a House GOP budget that would cut taxes for Americans, including the wealthiest, and reduce spending on many programs.
Obama's Chicago-based campaign paid less attention Friday to the jobs report than to a Washington Post story about Romney's hard-to-find financial assets and an equal-pay dispute in Wisconsin.
With no one sure what the next monthly jobs report might find, the campaigns are preparing for a tough general election in which the economy will be paramount and voters' moods unpredictable.
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