Take a look at the latest Romney headlines today. Sense a pattern?
Washington Post: "For Romney, stealth campaign brings real hopes of winning Iowa"
With a week to go before voters provide the answer that Romney didn't, the former Massachusetts governor appears to have about the same level of support as four years ago -- only this time that could be enough to win Tuesday's contest and put him on a path to quickly lock up the Republican presidential nomination.
A slew of public and private polling and anecdotal evidence on the ground suggests that Romney is within striking distance of a first-place finish in Iowa -- especially as Ron Paul's momentum spurt appears to have run into the reality of front-runners' scrutiny...
In another clear sign he's playing to win, he has quietly moved a handful of staffers from his headquarters in Boston and in other states earlier this month to give his skeleton Iowa staff a needed boost. And he's cycling in a platoon of high-profile surrogates to rally around him in the state at stump stops and on talk radio, including Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. John Thune, Rep. Aaron Schock and former Sens. Norm Coleman and Jim Talent.
Mitt Romney isn't
about to predict victory in Iowa,
the state that tripped him up four years ago. But he and his usually staid
campaign are taking on a swagger not seen all year.
Los Angeles Times: "Romney Looks Poised for Iowa victory, maybe even if he loses"
After a campaign effort that has defied convention and angered top Iowa Republicans, Mitt Romney is well-positioned to emerge as a big winner in Tuesday's presidential caucuses.