Pelley: N.H. shows Romney's rivals in "disarray"

Mitt Romney addresses a primary night victory rally in New Hampshire
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney addresses a primary night victory rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Jan. 10, 2012.

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley says Republican presidential front runner Mitt Romney lived up to expectations in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

However, Pelley tells "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Charlie Rose that the result "probably tells us less about Romney than it does about his opposition."

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The tally left Romney's rivals "scattered and in disarray," according to Pelley, who says second place finisher Ron Paul espouses views well outside the Republican mainstream.

"This leaves Romney in a very good place," says Pelley.

Pelley says the race is likely to turn distinctly more aggressive as Romney's opponents now focus their attacks on the former businessman, and on his previous life at Bain Capital.

The other candidates have "found a line of attack," says Pelley, who predicts a barrage of attacks on the company's mixed record of both creating and destroying American jobs.

Click on the player above to see Pelley's full analysis of the New Hampshire primary, and the road to South Carolina.