Fresh off his big New Hampshire primary win, Mitt Romney expects it to be "all guns blazing in my direction" as the Republican nominating race heads to South Carolina.
But the clear GOP frontrunner, whose back-to-back wins in Iowa and New Hampshire are unprecedented, doesn't seem to mind being the focal point for his rivals' attacks, saying on "CBS This Morning" that he had "broad shoulders" and can handle the added attention.
The former Massachusetts governor took 40 percent of vote in New Hampshire, with Rep. Ron Paul garnering 23 percent and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman coming in third with 17 percent.
Romney's opponents have been turning up the heat on his record at Bain Capital, saying his history as a corporate downsizer doesn't bode well in an election where job creation is a key issue.
Romney defended his record at Bain and revealed that part of his playbook against President Barack Obama in a general election will be to highlight the president's own record of downsizing when the federal government took the reins of General Motors in 2009.
Romney also touted his success among Tea Party members, conservatives and evangelicals in New Hampshire, saying the state provided a "real boost" for his campaign. But he also acknowledged that he'd face an "uphill climb" in South Carolina, where he finished fourth in 2008.
Watch Charlie Rose's full interview with Romney above.