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Mitt Romney shakes hands after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Feb. 11. (AP)
Mitt Romney shakes hands after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Feb. 11. (AP)

It's another glimpse at the 2012 presidential race for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as he finished second in a straw poll conducted by the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, over the weekend. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) topped the poll.

To understand how this may affect Romney's chances at capturing the support of states like New Hampshire in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, James Pindell, political director for WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., joined Morning Edition Monday.

According to Pindell, Romney's straw poll results are a "good enough finish" and should not take the shine away from his expected 2012 campaign.

"There's no question — Mitt Romney is the front-runner in New Hampshire and then there is everybody else," Pindell said.

This program aired on February 14, 2011.

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