After Gingrich failed to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, Mitt Romney compared Gingrich's campaign to a well-known I Love Lucy episode. Gingrich stopped at an Iowa chocolate factory Wednesday but things didn't get out of hand like they did in the TV episode. Instead, Gingrich challenged Romney again to a series of one-on-one debates.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took a swipe at GOP rival Ron Paul and his isolationist foreign policy positions while campaigning in Iowa Wednesday, but he later told reporters he would support the outspoken Texas congressman if he were the Republican Party nominee for president.
Visiting a metal fabrication plant in Sioux City this December, Mitt Romney touted his successful business background, saying those qualifications are what America needs right now.
"I want to use the experience I have in the world of the free enterprise system to make sure that America gets working again... These are tough times," said the Republican presidential candidate. "You guys have jobs. Hope your spouses do. But I know these are tough times."
But not as tough in Iowa as in many other parts of the country.