Romney concedes ‘uphill climb’ in South Carolina

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Associated Press

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 11 at 3:08 PM

WASHINGTON  -- Former Gov. Mitt Romney is conceding he’s got “an uphill climb” in South Carolina, where he finished fourth in 2008, despite season-opening victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.
But Romney tells CBS’s “This Morning” he’s confident about South Carolina, saying “I know we’re going to push forward.”
Romney voiced regret that his fellow Republicans have made his record as a venture capitalist an issue, but said it isn’t gaining any traction. He said, “They tried the same line here in New Hampshire and it fell extremely flat.”
Romney said he has a record of starting businesses and creating tens of thousands of jobs. And he said that if elected, he wouldn’t hesitate to apply his business experience in an all-out campaign to shrink the size of the federal government.

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