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Romney's Iowa finish good, Santorum's great

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DES MOINES--Mitt Romney had a good night on Tuesday; Rick Santorum's was great.

Romney won the Iowa caucus by eight votes slightly besting Santorum with each getting about 25 per cent. Santorum's win was sweeter because he jumped up from the single digits while Romney stayed at about the same through the Iowa campaign.

In his election night speech, Romney gave a pat on the back to Santorum and Ron Paul, who came in third, and blistered President Obama.

From Romney: "All three of us will be campaigning very hard. ...This is a campaign night where America wins."

Obama is "a president who is a nice guy but who may be in over his head. ...This has been a failed presidency. ...I think he gets is inspiration from the social welfare states of Europe"

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