Mitt Romney facing challenges in presidential bid  

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By David Alexander

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a topsy-turvy Republican race for the 2008 presidential nomination, conservative favorite Mitt Romney suddenly found himself under threat in the key states of Iowa and New Hampshire on Monday, less than two weeks before voting begins.

Shifting opinion poll numbers showed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee within 1 percentage point of Romney in Iowa and Arizona Sen. John McCain within 3 percentage points of Romney in New Hampshire.

The changing fortunes provoked a slew of headlines focusing on difficulties for Romney, 60, and coincided with an editorial in a leading New Hampshire newspaper, The Concord Monitor, rejecting his candidacy and accusing the former Massachusetts governor of flip-flopping on the issues.

Build a candidate from a kit and you would get Romney, the editorial said, with his athletic build, charismatic speaking style and handsome looks.

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