The Los Angeles Times, 9 January 2012
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9 janvier 2012
Reporting from Concord, N.H. A fusillade of attacks on front-runner Mitt Romney
presages what is likely to be at least a month of internal warfare among Republicans
as the presidential candidates head for the South, the heart of the GOP's restive base.
The campaign's longtime dynamic shifted forcefully Sunday, as several trailing candidates tried to take down Romney before he more firmly grasps the Republican presidential nomination. He's a heavy favorite in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, but immediately ahead is South Carolina, where his foes are already on the ground and beaming new, more corrosive charges over the airwaves.
Some of what is powering the increasing acrimony among the candidates is personal disdain. But it also reflects profound differences between sectors of the Republican Party.