Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney wins the New Hampshire Republican U.S. presidential primary by a comfortable margin. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MITT ROMNEY: "Thanks New Hampshire. Tonight we made history."
REPORTER: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney wins the New Hampshire Republican U.S. presidential primary by a comfortable margin - his second straight victory in the race to become his party's choice to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama on Nov. 6. In his victory speech he focused on the president.
MITT ROMNEY: "Tonight we celebrate and tomorrow we go back to work. We do remember when Barack Obama came to New Hampshire four years ago. He promised to bring people together He promised to change the broken system in Washington. He promised to improve our nation Those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. Today we are faced with the disappointing record of a failed president. The last three years have held a lot of change but have not offered much hope."
REPORTER: He also had some words for his Republican rivals.
MITT ROMNEY: "President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial and in the last few days we have seen some desperate republicans try to join forces with him. This is such a mistake for our party."
REPORTER: Second place finisher Congressman Ron Paul signaled he is not giving up the fight.
RON PAUL: "I called Governor Romney a short while ago before he had his talk and congratulated him because he certainly had a clear cut victory but we are nibbling at his heels."
REPORTER: Former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman who placed all his bets on New Hampshire had no regrets.
JON HUNTSMAN: "I'd say third place is a ticket to ride ladies and gentlemen -- Hello South Carolina."
REPORTER: The first test in the South comes Jan 21 when South Carolina holds its primary. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.