Romney Rolls Into SC

He says McCain is front-runner is Saturday's primary here
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2008 7:12 PM CST
Republican presidential hopeful former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney kisses a supporter upon arrival at a campaign stop in Charleston , S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. (AP Photo/LM Otero)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney rolled into South Carolina today, hoping to cash in on the momentum from his win in Michigan but positioning himself as the underdog in Saturday's primary. "It would be an enormous surprise if he was unable to win here," he said of John McCain. Romney vowed to "fight for every job we have in this country," continuing the theme of economic recovery that served him well in his native state.

McCain fired back. “If he is as good as he says on this issue, why is it that the manufacturing jobs left the nation at 7 percent when he was governor of Massachusetts but they left by 14 percent in the state,” he said. Romney started campaigning late in SC, and he trails both McCain and Huckabee in polls. Fred Thompson is also making a strong push here in what could be his last stand.