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In this week’s issue of TIME magazine (available to subscribers here), Mark Halperin looks at the GOP race — and the President.

Halperin: Romney has three aces his rivals lack: his super PAC, which continues to take in checks in excess of $100,000; Ron Paul’s campaign, which has run loads of negative TV ads against Santorum in Michigan and remains consistently and conspicuously friendly toward Romney; and Romney’s own vast checkbook. . . Obama partly recovered from his misstep concerning contraception and the Catholic Church by delivering a signature statement making clear that the government must balance competing principles of religious liberty and reproductive health . . . If Republicans don’t correct course and follow the President’s example, their loss of support from female voters could cost them the election in November.

Related Topics: 2012 Elections, Analysis, News, Republican Party, The Page, White House

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