Romney, Santorum on top as GOP race shifts to New Hampshire
January 4th, 2012
02:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney, Santorum on top as GOP race shifts to New Hampshire

(CNN) – A reshaped Republican presidential race shifted to New Hampshire on Wednesday as Mitt Romney won the endorsement of an old rival and Michele Bachmann dropped out after a disappointing Iowa showing.

Sen. John McCain, the New Hampshire primary winner in 2000 and 2008, told supporters of the former Massachusetts governor that their votes "will catapult him on to victory in a very short period of time."

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Rick Santorum
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  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    And so the beginning of the replacement of Jimmy Carter II begins.... Romney will only gain momentum and support going forward. He has proven himself to be highly competent and has a track record of success. Our long four year national nightmare with an inexperienced, empty suit community organizer is near its end. Unfortunately over the next year he'll add another TRILLION in debt to our national credit card and set us up for more of the same for years. When Romney takes office in January 2013, he will be handed the biggest turaround mess he has ever seen. Romney is our last bets chance for the survival of the Republic.

    January 4, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    The Republican establishment seems to be pushing for Romney. Can you blame them?

    Do you think they have got their fingers crossed that Romney can pull it out on his own? Or will they make sure by counting the ballots at a secret location unknown to fantasy OWS protestors like they did in Iowa?

    January 4, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. James Tiberius Kirk

    Good. This is a rejection of the extremist end of the GOP. Now lets move on and pick the best candidate to get rid of Obama in November.

    January 4, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. Drew

    The torpedos are on their way time to sink their ships RIP

    January 4, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. kat

    Congrats to both candidates, now let's get out and elect someone who will beat BHO, Paul certainly can't do it.

    January 4, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "Romney, Santorum on top as GOP race shifts to New Hampshire"

    Strange considering that Mittens is clearly a bottom...as evidenced by all that submissive flip-flopping he does.

    January 4, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "This is a rejection of the extremist end of the GOP."

    Santorum is a rejection of the extremist end of the GOP? Funniest thing I read all day. Thanks.

    January 4, 2012 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |