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Romney Wins New Hampshire

After winning the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney thanked his campaign supporters in the Granite State and touted his victory: “Tonight we made history,” he told a cheering crowd. "Tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work." Now that the odds of Romney winning the Republican nomination are seemingly inevitable, the frontrunner dedicated the rest of his speech to bashing his general-election competitor, President Obama. "This president wakes up every morning, looks out across America, and is proud to announce, 'It could be worse,'" he said, adding, “The president has run out of ideas—and now he’s running out of excuses.” Romney even jabbed at “desperate Republicans” who have recently chosen to make economic arguments that many consider to be more liberal than conservative. Political commentators noted that Romney seemed more prepared for his victory speech in New Hampshire than in Iowa. Romney has more reason that just New Hampshire to celebrate: his campaign has reportedly raised $25 million in the last quarter.

January 10, 2012 8:59 PM