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  The enormous conservative gathering, CPAC, is unfolding in Washington this weekend and it is a delicate balancing act for the candidates who came. Romney has to convince conservatives that he can represent them. Santorum has to convince them that Romney can’t. 

   Romney chose to focus on his message of bringing his private sector success to the government. Santorum emphasised that he provided a bigger and bolder contrast with Obama, and delivered one killer argument that independents will not be attracted to a candidate that the base isn’t even excited about. 

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