By Kate Spalla — 12/29/11

Mitt Romney rolls like a rockstar. Tonight the former Massachusetts Governor stepped out of his supersize bus, clad in blue jeans with his wife on his arm at an Ames, Iowa rally.

Romney spoke easily about his family and his all-American upbringing. He told the crowd he wants to rejuvenate the country with those core values.

“It is not government that’s our answer,” Romney said. “It’s free American people pursuing their dreams.” He also promised to make the United States “the best place in the world to be middle class again.”

When Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he passed a comprehensive healthcare mandate that requires everyone to have insurance. He still supports state-mandated health care programs, but not a national program.

Tonight Romney told a WEBN Boston reporter, “I’ll repeal Obamacare and let states take responsibility again.”

Before the rally began, some voters who came were undecided.

“I’m still undecided … Newt Gingrich has a great vision … but I just think when it’s all said and done, [Mitt Romney] would be the best organizer, the best communicator, he’d be the best person to implement the policies we need,” said Steve Lawler of Ogden, Iowa.

Romney’s energy and confidence roused the crowd. He will campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire until Iowa votes at the January 3rd Caucuses.