(CNSNews.com) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he'd "like to be in the top 3 or 4" when the votes are tallied in the New Hampshire primary.
In an interview on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Gingrich also said New Hampshire is not going to be the "fortress" that Romney thinks it will be for his campaign:
"The biggest story today is going to be how much Gov. Romney falls short of any kind of reasonable expectation." Gingrich noted that Romney, who was governor of neighboring Mass., even bought a house in N.H.
Gingrich predicted that South Carolina would be the "decisive showdown" between him and Romney.
Asked about his recent attacks on Romney -- including criticism of Romney's record at the venture capital firm Bain Capital -- Gingrich said he is not running any negative ads against Romney, as Romney has against him.
"You can hardly unilaterally disarm and stand down and let them run over you." Gingrich said he will continue to "point out the difference between my record as a Reagan conservative and his record as a moderate from Massachusetts."
Gingrich then pointed to a Wall Street Journal report explaining how Bain, with Romney at its head, invested $30 million in a company, reaping $180 million -- a six to one return -- and then the company went bankrupt.
"So I think he owes us a press conference to explain that," Gingrich said.