December 24th, 2007
02:15 PM ET
15 years ago

Can Romney survive the winter in Iowa and New Hampshire?

Watch John King's report about Romney's winter challenge.

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's poll numbers have cooled off along with temperatures in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Chief National Correspondent John King spent some time with Romney on the campaign trail and reports on Romney's winter challenge in the final days before the Iowa caucuses and the Granite State primary.

Filed under: Iowa • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
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  1. Charles in Salt Lake City, UT

    If it's possible to sweat when it's snowing, I'm sure Mitt Romney is doing just that. He has to know that he is nowhere near where he needs to be in the national polls (where he hasn't been able to shovel his money), so if he doesn't perform spectacularly in the early states where he's spent so heavily in excess of everyone else, he'll have to realize it's time to hang it up.

    But here's a ghastly thought I just had: What if Mitt DOES succeed in garnering the Republican nomination, and then Hillary gets the Democratic nod? Can you imagine what those debates would be like?

    Not one straight answer to anything!

    December 25, 2007 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  2. HUCK,LA.

    the fair (TAX )ladies and gents!! Only way to GEAUX!!!!

    December 25, 2007 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. Mark R. Fort Lauderdale FL

    Sorry you wasted so much of your own money in Iowa dude. I tried to tell you- no way a bunch of right-wing bigots are going to elect a mormon president.

    December 25, 2007 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  4. David - Oregon City, Oregon

    Is Russ Limbaugh helping the Demarcates take the White House again in 2008! Only this time he has additional help....

    Does this election look a lot like the 1992 election? Is Rush Limbaugh again selfishly trying to influence voters away from other conservative candidates the same way he tried to influence Ross Perot voters away in 1992. Well, it did not work then and it will not work now. In 1992 Limbaugh handed the Presidency over to Bill Clinton, but then continuously cried for months that the defeat was due Ross Perot and his supporters, not Limbaugh trying to shape the election with his Kool-Aid drinking followers. The only difference this time is Limbaugh has the help of people like Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham to help the conservatives get their heads handed to them by the liberals at election time.

    The conservative voters who are supporting Mike Huckabee are not Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham Kool-Aid club members. They are hard working, God-fearing Americans who do not need elite talk show hosts to filter their candidates through the Wall Street elite Boardrooms before elections day, as Limbaugh did in 1992 when Bill Clinton took the White House away from President Bush.

    P.S., was Ross Perot Right about immigration and NAFTA? “Well, the historical lesson is clear. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace reports, "Real wages for most Mexicans today are lower than when NAFTA took effect." Post-NAFTA, companies looking to exploit those low wages relocated factories to Mexico. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the net effect of NAFTA was the elimination of 1 million American jobs. Can you hear that “sucking sound” of jobs going to Mexico and over seas that Ross Perot was talking about?

    America’s Elite Talk Hosts’, If you don’t have the “set” to run for President your self, then shut the #^@$% up! You are hurting America with your preconceived selecting of Wall Street candidates.

    December 25, 2007 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  5. Another Concerned Parent, MA

    AMEN, Concerned Parent!

    Romney08! America needs you!

    December 25, 2007 11:45 pm at 11:45 pm |
  6. Buster, Tampa, FL

    Romney is a true snake, a put your finger to the wind and see which way wind is blowing political prostitute. Like a hair cream commercial, his slogan should be "Slick Mitt, a little fib will fool ya, but watch out, I'm only out to screw ya."

    December 26, 2007 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  7. Jamie, Houston, TX

    I actually feel kinda sorry for Romney. He pandered to the right in every way he could. You want me to stop abortion, I'll stop abortion. You wnat me to hate the gays, I'll hate the gays. You want me to run the country based on faith, I'll do it. Too bad he forgot to switch his faith. All that and they still won't let the Mormon join their club. True Republicanism at its best.

    December 26, 2007 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  8. Karen Houston TX

    ROMNEY 2008!

    December 26, 2007 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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