Mitt Romney, the GOP front-runner among likely New Hampshire Primary voters, was interviewed today by the editor & publisher of the Union Leader, a Manchester-based newspaper & website.
The former Massachusetts governor says he's confident he’ll win his party’s nomination for President but he understands why some voters are calling for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run. “Americans want to take a careful look at the candidates,” he said.
He also discussed the behavior of audiences at some of the GOP presidential debates - saying he wouldn't “scold the audience” when they boo as they did during comments involving a gay U.S. soldier.
He also said that he respects Iowa holding the first presidential caucus and New Hampshire the first primary. The date of the New Hampshire Primary was thrown into doubt after Florida moved its primary date to January 31. New Hampshire Sec. of State Bill Gardner announced that his state's election might take place before the end of year.
In a poll released last week by Suffolk University, 41 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Romney if the Republican Primary were held today. He was followed by Ron Paul (14 percent), Jon Hunstman (10 percent) and Rick Perry (8 percent).