LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) -- Republicans haven't cast a single vote but Mitt Romney is starting to sound like he's the party's presidential nominee.
The former Massachusetts governor ignored his GOP rivals while speaking to New Hampshire voters Tuesday, focusing his comments instead on President Barack Obama.
Romney says the Democratic president's policies amount to a "deadening approach" for America.
He's highlighting issues that are likely to win over independents who will play a critical role in next fall's general election.
Romney promises to work with Democrats if elected. He also says he's open to expanding legal immigration.
The process of choosing a nominee begins next Tuesday in Iowa.