4) Cross Reps. Jeff Fortenberry and Lee Terry off the list of potential Republicans who might be tempted to add their name to the roll of Republicans running for retiring Nebraska Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson's seat. Bob Kerrey continues to mull a bid but told the Lincoln Journal Star that if he had to decide now, he would opt against running. "Today, probably no," Kerrey said. 3) Expect to see this time and time again from President Obama this year, given how unpopular Congress is: But one of Romney's biggest political strengths is the fact that he's never served in Congress, and tying the former Massachusetts governor to Washington is easier said than done. 2) He's on the verge of a victory today in the New Hampshire primary, but Mitt Romney hasn't been doing himself any favors by making comments that remind voters of his wealth. The New York Times: 1) Romney's comment about firing people became instant fodder for opponents -- Democratic and Republican alike -- on Monday, but notably Rick Santorum was mild in his criticism of Romney on Monday, the New York Times notes. It's notable to see the split on this issue between Santorum and Gingrich, who is up with ads blasting Romney's record at Bain. Both are competing for a similar slice of the conservative electorate today, and Santorum may have won over some fiscal conservatives with his defense of capitalism Indeed, he won praise from several conservative bloggers, upset that Gingrich would utilize a Democratic line of attack against Romney and his business record. -- Steven Shepard contributed
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