Mitt Romney doesn't exactly embrace the role of underdog, but in an interview with Mike Allen he admits that he's no longer the front-runner.
MIKE ALLEN: Governor, is Newt Gingrich the front-runner in this race?
ROMNEY: He is right now.
ALLEN: Why is that?
ROMNEY: Got me. I've watched over the last year, and you've seen various people go from various low numbers to various high numbers.
And Romney also says he's prepping for a long slog.
"This process of the nomination takes what 5, 6 months from here. This is not going to be decided in just a couple of contests, and do you see how dramatically the numbers have moved and how quickly they have over the last year?"