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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field

Campaign 2012

Romney Walks Back Prediction That He Will Win Iowa Caucuses

GOP hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday walked back his previous prediction that he will win the Iowa caucuses, saying on MSNBC’s Morning Joe "I don’t think I quite said that."

“At this stage I think it’s hard to predict exactly what’s going to happen,” he said. “I think I’ll be among the top group. I don’t know whether it’s one, two, or three.”

 

And those top three will get a “good send-off into New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida,” Romney said. “It's a long road.”

At a campaign event on Tuesday in Des Moines, Romney continued to focus his attacks on President Obama and emphasized what he would do as president to control government spending.

"I want to cut spending, cap federal spending at 20 percent of the economy and balance the budget," said Romney, who was introduced by his wife at the event. "I think it's simply immoral for us as a nation and as a generation to keep spending more and more money by borrowing money from other people knowing that those debts will never be repaid during our lifetimes but instead will be passed on to young people."

 

He also said he had plans to to cut some government programs entirely rather than just trimming them.

Whatever happens in Iowa on Tuesday, Romney is the clear frontrunner in New Hampshire.

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