3 Days From The Caucuses, Romney Likes Where He Stands

From CBS News' Scott Conroy:

CLINTON, IOWA -- Standing on a chair and dressed in a blue sweater and khakis, Mitt Romney reflected on how far his campaign has come since he first started stumping in Iowa.

"When I got going in this campaign, I think five or six percent of folks in Iowa had heard of me and thought they might support me, and now it looks like I'm in a pretty good position to take this whole thing," Romney said in front of a crowd of about 70 people at Happy Joe's restaurant.

While Romney's message was entirely positive this morning, the former Massachusetts governor has been engaged in a harsh battle over the airwaves with his main opponent in Iowa, Mike Huckabee.

The Romney campaign says it will release another ad today, just three days before the Iowa caucuses kick off the 2008 voting season. This time, the campaign says, the message will be entirely positive.

"It's been a real effort, and we're gonna have a real celebration on Thursday evening," Romney said.

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    Scott Conroy is a National Political Reporter for RealClearPolitics and a contributor for CBS News.