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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Romney at Principle Financial Group--Live Blogging

Here at the Principal Financial Group in Des Moines.

I'm sitting next to Townhall's Amanda Carpenter and embedded with the media group following Romney around today . . . IT'S CAUCUS DAY!

Many of the media was put into an overflow room due to an oversized crowd of Principal Financial Group's employees.

He's got three sitting US Senators in tow: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT), and Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO).

Romney states this is his 236th public event here in Iowa.

He commented that Huckabee's campaign manager recently said that he'd "like to knock Romney's teeth out." Romney responded today with . . . "Just don't touch the hair." That got a rousing laugh from the media here in our room (laughing WITH him, not like they were laughing AT him like at the now-famed Huckabee press conference).

He's now into his normal stump speech.

Taking questions . . . gotta run.

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