I liked this portion quite a bit:
Romney stressed his core beliefs in a strong military, a strong economy and strong families to rally Iowans for what he hopes will be an important victory in the Ames Straw Poll in August.
“I am in it whole hog, as they say in Iowa,” he said, adding that leading Republican presidential candidates John McCain and Rudy Giuliani were wrong to pull out of the event. “I wonder why they are making that big mistake? I think I know now — just look at the size of this room.”