Romney Stumbles at GOP Debate

    DES MOINES, IA - DECEMBER 10: Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speak at the ABC News GOP Presidential Debate on the campus of Drake University on December 10, 2011 in Des Moines, Iowa. Rivals were expected to target front runner Gingrich in the debate hosted by ABC News, Yahoo News, WOI-TV, The Des Moines Register and the Iowa GOP.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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    Newt Gingrich held his own at the Iowa debate Saturday night as his rivals went after the new frontrunner. Gingrich took fire for most of the event, with Mitt Romney attacking him for calling the Palestinians an "invented people" and Rick Perry going after him for his infidelity. But his message that "I've made mistakes at times, I've had to go to God for forgiveness" appeared to resonate. Romney, on the other hand, seems to be floundering, at one point challenging Perry to a $10,000-bet on whether a line about health care appeared in the first edition of Romney's book. That wager isn't likely to help him win over working-class Iowa voters.

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