Florida Republican Primary victor Mitt Romney mocked President Obama's background as an academic, and paraphrased Thomas Paine in telling Obama to "get out of the way," during an attack on Obama's leadership abilities.

"You were elected to lead, you chose to follow, and now it's time for you to get out of the way," Romney said, as if to Obama, during a his victory speech this evening. "My leadership helped build businesses from scratch; my leadership help save the Olympics from disaster ," he reminded his supporters.

Romney revived an old criticism of Obama as being too professorial to be president. "Like his colleagues in the faculty lounge, President Obama demonizes and denigrates almost every sector of our economy," Romney declared after promising that he "will end the Obama error and begin a new era of American prosperity."