Romney targets Obama; Gingrich memo reveals support for Romney health plan

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mitt Romney says he's planning to ask voters if they're better off than they were four years ago. And he told a gathering in New Hampshire today, "We know the answer to that one."

Romney today is targeting President Barack Obama instead of his own Republican rivals, most of whom are rumbling through Iowa's small towns by bus, a week before the Iowa caucuses.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Newt Gingrich is defending a memo Gingrich wrote in 2006 in which he praised the health care plan that Romney signed into law in Massachusetts. It's been seen as a model for Obama's plan.

A Gingrich spokesman notes that the memo also contained criticism of the law. And the spokesman says time has shown that the plan doesn't work.

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