Coming off a strong performance in Monday night’s New Hampshire debate, former Gov. Mitt Romney was feeling pretty good on Tuesday as he led crowds of journalists on a retail-campaigning swing to gladhand with Granite Staters.
Maybe, says one influential newspaper in the state, a little too good.
The New Hampshire Union Leader editorializes this morning that Romney’s confidence might leave a bad taste in some voters’ mouths in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
According to CNN, the editorial notes, Romney quipped to a lumber company owner in Derry, NH, “I will probably be back in four years. Only this time it will be a larger group and I will probably have Secret Service."
Scolds the Union Leader: “Governor, you won a debate, not an election.”
“Gov. Romney, the candidate without a necktie, might be forgetting that Granite Staters prefer hard-working and humble to high-falutin’ and haughty,” its ed board writes. “It would serve him well to remember.”