"For Romney in 2008, we wanted to stress innovation and change in a state that was important to the candidate's biography, so we chose the Henry Ford Museum in the state where Mitt was born and his dad was governor," said Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Mr. Romney. "In 2012 we were more focused on the geography of the race. We didn't expect to win Iowa, so New Hampshire became key to our chances of winning the nomination. We planned to spend a lot of time there, and we did, starting on announcement day."
"People are just now beginning to wake up to the fact that our country is on the brink of financial ruin and Rhode Island is not immune to the voter backlash that we are witnessing in other parts of the country."