December 20th, 2007
03:55 PM ET
13 years ago

Romney: Only one playing in Iowa and New Hampshire

Watch Romney on his electoral strategy.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney told CNN's John King Thursday he is the only GOP candidate making a major effort to win both New Hampshire and Iowa.


Filed under: Iowa • New Hampshire
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Surrealist, Fort Myers, FL

    Only one playing..., best hair,...and most likely to lose to John Edwards. Great yearbook moments!!!

    December 20, 2007 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  2. Golith

    Mitt, what you don't know is, other candidates have been hinted this race is nothing because Hill is the one who is going to be the president. They are not wasting their money,energy and time.
    Can you see Giuliani putting any effort with the key states. They just want you to waste your money for nothing. Get the hint now and stop wasting ya time!

    December 20, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. Wayne, Greenville TX

    If he's the "only one playing", does that mean that Mitt Romney is playing with himself?

    December 20, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  4. Beth,nashua,nh

    Elections already rigged mitt. Get it?

    December 20, 2007 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. Rich, Des Moines IA

    That's because he is the only full spectrum candidate...whether he has been for more than five years is a different matter.

    But he seems to have kept all of his campaign promises in Mass.

    Seems genuine...I'll back him.

    December 20, 2007 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. joe ahdamyiah iraq

    mitt romney spent million more than his opponents on this campaign, and now he's bashing them with misleading criticisms and outright nastiness. pay attention to how he's acting. is this what we want?

    December 20, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. Scott from Freehold

    If he means himself, isn't that two, seeing as how he has reversed himself on so many positions?

    December 20, 2007 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  8. Bryan, Firestone, CO

    awesome link here about Romney. He's the man. You watch and see

    December 20, 2007 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  9. Bryan, Firestone, CO

    awesome link here about Romney. He's the man. You watch and see
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/uc/20071214/cm_uc_crmchx/op_54666

    December 20, 2007 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  10. Stacey, Durham, NC

    Here are the fact. Mitt Romney will work just as hard as President as he is doing running for the office of President. Hard work, high ethics (which our poor country needs right now), and a love of this country. That's what it's all about.

    December 20, 2007 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  11. jd, des moines, iowa

    Yes, he is making a major effort in Iowa and New Hampshire because he spending lots of his money in tv and radio ads in attacking Huckabee, McCain and Giuliani. The last time I look, romney is losing big in Iowa and many many states across the nation.

    December 20, 2007 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  12. Travis, Durham, NC

    Well jd, look at the polls more carefully. Attack adds? Since when is he attacking anyones character? Looks like he's just putting the facts out there to me. Actually he used Associate Press numbers and that wasn't even good enough to stop the Media from taking issue with it. Makes you wonder how much they trust their own sources.

    December 20, 2007 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  13. Travis, Durham, NC

    Well jd, look at the polls more carefully. Attack adds? Since when is he attacking anyones character? Looks like he's just putting the facts out there to me. Actually he used Associate Press numbers and that wasn't even good enough to stop the Media from taking issue with it. Makes you wonder how much they trust their own sources.

    Actually, since you live in Iowa I should cut you all some slack there. I imagine you all get hammered right and left with political adds till you're blue in the face. After a while you probably get numb to when a candidate is attacking someone personally, or trying to tell the difference in their positions. Keep looking closely and best of luck!

    December 20, 2007 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  14. Dale Davis, Glendora, California

    And no person can argue the fact that he has worked his gluteus maximus the most out of all of them, as well as spending mostly his own money to do so. MANY KUDOS TO MIGHTY MITT!!!!!!!!

    December 20, 2007 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  15. Matt A. , Marietta, GA

    Lol, he actually is. But watch Huck take Iowa and Rudy take N.H.
    Then he'll be a jobless bum. Lol.

    December 20, 2007 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  16. JB, SLC UT

    I find it impressive that someone running for the Presidency is finally trying to earn votes through hard work. As far as working in Iowa and New Hampshire, McCain, Romney, Clinton, and Obama appear to be the only ones putting in the time, although the later at the expense of their current Senate jobs.

    December 20, 2007 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  17. Ajay Jain

    Senator McCain just might beat you in both NH and Iowa Romney! Save your negetive ads for Super Tuesday!! You will need a lot of help that day!!!

    Go Hillary 08!

    December 20, 2007 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  18. Tanner, Milpitas, CA

    Romney is the class of GOP field. A personal and professional success, intelligent and hard working he has the right stuff to lead America. It is about time we voted in a president so very presidential!

    December 21, 2007 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  19. John

    McCain is leading Clinton by 7 points in a swing state like Wisconsin.

    The only thing standing between Clinton presidency is John McCcain.

    His straight talking express vs her flip flops would play great for the gop.

    December 21, 2007 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  20. Alice Tanner, Diamond Bar

    Mitt has appeal for the thinking voters everywhere...MidWest-East Coast-West Coast. He has improved things everywhere he has worked and will do the same for the USA!

    He is an excellent decision maker and doesn't impose his personal beliefs on the people he represents! He is anti-abortion but leaves choice on the law, he is anti-handguns but respects the right of others to own guns and have an opinion and freedoms of their own. He is against gay lifestyles but protects their rights and the rights of everyone. Romney 2008-2016

    December 21, 2007 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  21. Grant

    the guy just looks too good, leads to good, and simply is too good to be true....if he hangs in there and finally burns through all the skepticism, it could be scary what this guy could accomplish...ronald reagan on steroids!

    December 21, 2007 04:13 am at 4:13 am |
  22. Steve, NY

    Travis – "putting the facts out there" is great......as long as they're true, which Mitt's are NOT. While he's clearing up some of his lies, ask him about his father's martch with MLK!

    December 21, 2007 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  23. Looking For Signs of Intelligent Life, TX

    His "Attack adds" are right on the money. BOO-HOO that other candidates have such pathetic records, especially Mike Huckabee, OUCH!

    When a compare and contrast is made they are so extreme that everyone screams "attack" instead of recognizing that the information given is 100% accurate! God forbid that you are reminded of the truth about your beloved “fantasy candidate” who in the real world doesn’t actually measure up! I can just see Huckabee now pardoning all of those “misunderstood” criminals in the federal prison system! I don’t know when he’ll find the time he’ll be so busy signing new taxes into law to pay for his special scholarships for illegals! MORON.

    If you actually wanted to vote for the better candidate you would vote for Romney. Try doing a little research.

    But no. . . In all your BRILLIANCE you are probably focused on his hair and have missed the issues all together.

    Relax. Those of you who don't GET IT are probably the victims of the public school system that continues to lag behind many other nations of the world. Romney will fix that too.

    ROMNEY 2008 for the best US!

    December 21, 2007 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  24. atopaide

    I saw Mitt Romney walking with MLK; and his hair was perfect!

    December 21, 2007 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  25. Mark R. Fort Lauderdale FL

    The religious right is never going to nominate a mormon.

    December 22, 2007 03:16 am at 3:16 am |
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