Mitt Romney Wins New Hampshire GOP Presidential Primary

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV

CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – Mitt Romney didn’t waste any time delivering his victory remarks in New Hampshire Tuesday night.

Around half and hour after the polls closed and the race was called, Romney stood with his wife Ann and their five sons to say thank you.

Check: NH Voting Results

“Thank you, New Hampshire! Tonight, we made history!” he told the crowd.

“This state has always been a special place for our family. Ann and I made a home here and we’ve filled it with great memories of our children and grandchildren. And this Granite State moment is one we will always remember.”

Then he said, “Tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work.”

Related: NH Primary Day: Timeline In Tweets

Work begins in South Carolina, where he will continue his line of attacks focused on President Obama.

In his victory address, Romney stayed on his message.

“We remember when Barack Obama came to New Hampshire four years ago. He promised to bring people together. He promised to change the broken system in Washington. He promised to improve our nation.

Those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. Today, we are faced with the disappointing record of a failed President. The last three years have held a lot of change, but they haven’t offered much hope.”

Romney promised to balance the budget, and repeal Obamacare.

His message has been consistently trained on jobs and the economy.

He told his suporters, “President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial. In the last few days, we have seen some desperate Republicans join forces with him. This is such a mistake for our party and for our nation. This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We must offer an alternative vision. I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success. In these difficult times, we cannot abandon the core values that define us as unique.  We are one nation, under God.”

In his stump speech and in his victory speech, Romney has been trying to tie President Obama to European financial politices.

At his victory rally he said, “Our campaign is about more than replacing a President; it is about saving the soul of America. This election is a choice between two very different destinies. President Obama wants to “fundamentally transform” America. We want to restore America to the founding principles that made this country great. He wants to turn America into a European-style entitlement society. We want to ensure that we remain a free and prosperous land of opportunity.”

Romney will hold a rally in South Carolina on Wednesday.

He has been ahead in the polls there, and has the support of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports from Romney Headquarters

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports from Ron Paul Headquarters

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports from Huntsman Headquarters

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports from Gingrich Headquarters

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports from Santorum Headquarters

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports on Romney

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports on Ron Paul

WBZ-TV’s Kate Merrill reports on Jon Huntsman

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports on Rick Santorum

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports on Newt Gingrich

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  • Barbie Graham

    The primary coverage is unbelievable, it’s taking up more time than the actual election day results. I hate it. Missing our favorite television programs for something like this is ridiculous! My goodness, this is the Primary’s not Election day! What good is it anyway. All promises and no real results for the residents of Massachusetts or the United States. Take my advice, use one channel for this such as have comcast add a Political Channel for this coverage. Not everyone is interested in this at all.

    • Italo

      I have Comcast Digital and watch BBC America on Channel 190. Much better and to the point, then they go on and cover issues that are actually sometimes occurring outside of the confines of the United States, as compared to U.S. media coverage on the morning and evening entertainment programs like Good Morning America, or with Brian Williams at night on NBC. Amazing!

    • Jerry Frey

      it’s a made for TV drama, like the Gulf War…

    • casper

      I can’t get over the fact that a TV show is more important than what is happening in our country. Guess it explains why it’s happening. Good luck to us all.

      • Casper the not so friendly ghost

        Casper…make like your namesake and go haunt another board with your holier than thou attitude. I resent the fact that you think those of us who were upset are to blame for this countries problems. If that’s your viewpoint it shows just how little you know about the American public.

      • Keith - Hingham

        Wah Wah Wah….Casper you missed my point exactly. I’m not telling BZ what they should or shouldn’t have done. I was expressing my anger over their decision. Silly man I know that they probably made the right decision and that all of us who were upset have caused all the problems in this country and will probably bring about the downfall of mankind. Thanks for sharing your tips of wisdom with me..don’t know how I got along in life before you came along. BTW my kids think your the best and want to make sure you keep in contact so they can be set on the straight and narrow. BTW if you ever feel like meeting in person I can give you my email and we can set up place to meet as I would really enjoy your pearls of wisdom in person as most of your posts seem to be vanishing from the board….hmmmmm

      • casper

        I apolotize. I didn’t realize that you are the only one permitted to have an opinion. I’ll keep that in mind, however.

      • KWM-Hingham

        Casper…I won’t get into a pissing match with you about my kids vs your kids…my earlier comments were meant to be sarcastic…why would you take it another level and throw my kids under the bus…that’s low. My children however are well adjusted children, doing well in school, church and the community. Sincerely…my offer still stands for a get together. The internet sometimes breeds a form of nastiness that get’s out of hand as it has here on both of our parts. I guess this a subtle apology for my part in it. However my original point still stands about having the right to express my anger of a decision that I felt was wrong. You and Manny felt it your duty to attack those of us who expressed that opinion and those opinions were not a personal attack on you or Manny until you both stated that we were basically the reason this country is in the mess it is. Have a great life…I’m enjoying mine.

      • casper

        Hingham – nicely said and you are right that things get out of hand. I was pushing back when I felt insulted. I should not have – perhaps we can start from scratch. On another topic – I’ve exhausted my thoughts on this one. BTW one thing I would never do is anything to insult a person’s kids and I did not mean it as it came out – although I understand it came out that way. I was surprised that you were using them to insult me and I suspect you didn’t mean it that way either.

      • casper_itsBeenFun

        Hingham – your kids will be little clones of you – how very sad for them. One thing I held fast to when raising my kids was for them to always see both sides – which is exactly what I was doing here. And the second and even more important was to never be condescending. Since you said your children are in their late teens, I suspect it may be too late.

        BTW – if anyone honestly believes that the comment that a TV show being more important that the country’s politics should have been taken literally, I have a few more for you. My opinion that a few not liking extensive political coverage should not be the barometer stands. Go into a long term care facility or a rehab or a nursing home and see how many seniors are gathered around the television. I’d far rather do without scheduled program to see how much it takes them back.

        I understand you will criticize my comments because that appears to be who you are. Belittling someone else does not make you taller – it simply makes you sad.

    • Ellen

      Barbie I agree 100 per cent. All the local stations were on this and who really cares in the first place. Hope WBZ reads the comments here, but I don’t think the local media here really gives a dame about what the rest of us think. BZ get off the election in New Hampshire will you.

  • Bob

    I agree!! I wiould rather watch the new episode ( unlike past weeks) tahn this! OK give me the speech but move on….

  • bob

    Ok type way to fast sorry sp errors…

  • KWM-Hingham

    Thankfully I can watch NCIS and NCIS LA tomorrow either “On Demand” or on the net…which is fact where I’ll be watching my CBS shows from now on. Why not have the election results on TV 38….enough is enough….

  • Will

    WBZ you really @#$%@#$^ up! Not sure what @#@#$% idiot made the decision to swap channels but he should be fired! Anyone who really cares about this primary can watch you on 38 or more likely is watching FOX. You just lost me as a watcher… I’ll watch WCVB from now on.

  • KWM-Hingham

    It’s damage control time for BZ on Facebook right now…pretty sad

  • manny

    You people are stupid, you card more about stupid Tv show than something that could affect this country for years go come. No wonder why this country is where it is. Go watch your stupid shows and don’t complain about anything.

    • casper

      Manny no sense reasoning with anyone who believes that TV is more important than the political climate in our country and that each and every voter in each and every state doesn’t matter. Seems some think NH is a different country altogether. And yes, we are in a mess because of those who would rather watch tv than participate in real life!

      • KWM-Hingham

        Really Caper….we live in a world of instant communications and are inundated with political news, talk, etc ad naseum. I for one participate quite frequently in real life, politics, charities, etc…Just because I wanted to take a break from all of that and watch a couple of hours of highly entertaining TV with my family does not make a bad person or a loser. No one out here said that TV (your all encompassing term) was more important. The coverage was overkill plain and simple. WBZ, WCVB, WHDH, Fox 25, CNN, CNBC, Fox, etc, etc….plus radio, plus the internet……So a big Gibbs head slap goes out to you.

      • Keith - Hingham

        I actually watch very little TV….probably less than 4 hours a week (Not including football). My point is that BZ screwed the pooch so to speak on this one. I’ve actually been in contact with some people at BZ and they admitted as much. My kids are both in their late teens and very politically astute and as a family we have many discussions about politics, history, the economy, you name it. We listen to and watch the CBC, BBC, PBS, CNN, etc. So before you shoot your big fat mouth off please know who or what your are talking about. It’s internet cowards like you that come out here and make your sanctimonious and self righteous pronouncements that are actually (imho) actually what;s wrong with this country. You are the type of person who wouldn’t say most of the stuff you spout out here to someone in person.

      • casper

        Hingham – what is overkill for you is not necessarily overkill for everyone – or do you feel qualified to dictate what others watch and in what quantity.. Do you have a DVR or DVD player or on demand. Are you so connected to the television that you and your family fall apart if your specific show is not at your beck and call? There are people who enjoyed watching the coverage but you seem to feel because you do not that it is overkill. For one I know many seniors in a facility that I routinely visit who very much enjoyed the coverage. Unlike this generation, they understand it is important.

        I knew the coverage would be on and watched what I wanted and then turned to an alternative I had planned in advance. Amazing that it takes little foresight to make that happen. But I do appreciate that many do like the coverage and I have no right to dictate what they watch. World doesn’t revolve around you or me. Deal with it.

      • casper

        Hingham – at what point did I say anything I would not say to your face. I didn’t name call – you did – I didn’t offer to slap you – you did. I simply pointed out that others may have enjoyed the coverage – in fact I know those who did – and it is not up to you and me to decide for those people. I am not certain why you feel you should be the single factor that determines what a network broadcasts but good luck with that. BTW – there is nothing I have ever said on a blog that I would not say to you. Oh, wait, that was more judgement by you.

        You’ll need to look in the mirror if you want to know what sanctimonious and self-righteous really are. I am not the one deciding what a network should do. Oh wait, you are doing that also.

        I’ll share a bit of a tip with you – you may contact BZ and they may tell you they made a mistake but they are placating you. From the time I can remember – which would be decades ago – on every election night – national and local – coverage has been all that is on every single major network. It isn’t going to change although perhaps you might prepare yourself a bit better next time. For someone who watches four hours of television a week, you are awfully upset???? Have a great day!

    • Keith McGinnis

      Manny….first…learn how to check your spelling and then realize that maybe the country is where it is because people like you are intolerant of people who have an opinion that you do not agree with.

    • Miley

      really manny? we cant vote in NH and the results mean NOTHING, so yes I would rather watch my stupid Tv (don’t know why you capitalized the T) that i CARD so much about.

      • Keith McGinnis

        and what does “for years go come” mean??? LOL

  • Tom

    Are you kidding me Channel 4, 3hours on the New Hampshire primary you’ve got people reporting from empty rooms give it up

  • Keith McGinnis

    What would Gibbs do :)

  • donny

    Mitt only got 1/3 of the NH vote… bwaaaahhh!

  • dianne

    Gibbs would give them the old Head Slap. I love how WBZ has not even responded to any of the complaints they know they @#$%@$ up

  • Jerry Frey

    Alexis de Tocqueville observed:

    “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

    “I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.”

    “…I know of no other country where love of money has such a grip on men’s hearts or where stronger scorn is expressed for the theory of permanent equality of property.”

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  • Dave_D

    Has Romney shown his birth certificate yet? I thought not.

    I saw a clip of him speaking French! …. French! …

    Real Americans don’t speak French! (actually they don’t speak English all that well, either)

    • donny


      Now just imagine a newly elected President Romney with a Democratically controlled Congress… Wait, wait… Pres. Mitt and the Republicans then call for both parties to ‘reach across the aisle, bipartisanship, what’s good for America’…

      To which the Democrats will respond,
      “We will do all we can to see THIS President fail…”

      Sound familiar?…

      • fred

        Actually Romney worked well with the Massachusetts Democrat party that controls this state when he was governor. Also, remember when the DNC was held in Boston and the BPD was in a contract dispute and it was going to be a big embarassment for Kerry, Menino and the democrat party if they were picketing the event – but Romney stepped up to help mediate the situation – he could have just sat there and enjoyed the fireworks – but he did what a leader is supposed to do. He is far more able at negotiating than Obama could ever hope to be. The way I look at Romney is that where ever he has worked he has done a great job for the people who put him in charge whether is was in the private sector, olympics and yes even the state house where he came in with a deficit and left with a surplus.

      • tsal

        Dave_D – hahahahahahha

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  • Keith - Hingham

    Casper…just tried to post but it didn’t make it through. The short of my last response is this…you have no idea who or what I am (or my family). We actually spend very little time each week watching TV and have quite intelligent discussions about politics, history, life, religion, etc. We watch or listen to CNN, The BBC, CBC, NPR, etc Your broad brush response was nothing more than I would expect from an internet coward like yourself…who when faced with saying something like that face to face would back down in a NY minute. My family is very busy with life each and every day and were very disappointed that we couldn’t spend our 2 hours together last night watching a show we enjoy..

  • Major Dundee

    Casper I really think you’ve gone overboard with this. You’ve now gone and attacked Hingham’s kids. While you have made a couple of valid points I think that attacking or belittling his children is a low blow. In fact you and Manny started the name calling back after Hingham and others posted their opinion about WBZ’s decision. While Hingham may not comes across as the most eloquent of posters you come across sounding smug and superior. Just my inflated 2 cents.

    • casper

      Major Dundee please go back and read the post prior to mine. Hingham was being both insulting and demeaning by using his kids to criticize me. If in fact that is what they are doing – and it is what he said they are doing – then they are exactly like the father. He brought his kids into the game and used them to make a joke of what I was saying. He couldn’t discuss with me one on one but had to bring in reinforcements – in the name of his kids. If anyone is going overboard, I’d say using kids tops the list.

      • Major Dundee

        I still have to disagree. I believe he was using sarcasm to try to make his point. You on the other hand took a direct slap at his kids. You and Manny started the whole thing off by calling people who were upset stupid (Manny actually said that but you agreed with him). I feel you and Manny took it to a more personal level at that point. Hingham (and others) original anger was not directed at you or anyone else personally. Again I have to respectfully disagree and you can spin it anyway you want. The only other thing I have to say is that Hngham did keep it going when he could have just as easily let it go…I think he’s guilty of that.

      • casper

        Because I agree with what manny said please do not in any way say I called anyone stupid. Either show me where I called someone stupid or understand that I did not. Hingham on the other hand was tossing insults right and left. Yet that is all right with you????

        Saying I called someone stupid simply because my opinion was the same as anothers on here who actually used the word stupid is the same kind of leap you are making with Hingham. If he used his kids for sarcasm that is very sad indeed. Seems you and I will not agree but one thing I know for sure is that you are entitled to your opinion – and so am I.

  • George Bush

    Lying sack of Mitt is just like Obama, except he is a shameless panderer, flip flopper, and has even less integrity. He accomplish squat as Governor, his big concern seemed to be rallying against gay marriage which has no effect on most people.

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