By Geneva Sands - 11/29/11 08:32 PM EST
"They don't want to see me as the nominee, that's for sure. It shows they're awfully afraid of facing me in the general election. They want to throw the primary process to anybody but me," said Romney on the campaign trail in Miami Tuesday, according to CBS News. "Bring it on, we're ready for them."
Despite rival Newt Gingrich's recent rise in the GOP presidential polls, Democrats have continued to focus in on the former Massachusetts governor as their main competitor in a general election.
The Democratic National Committee launched a campaign Monday hitting Romney as a flip-flopper in television ads in five states plus Washington, D.C., in addition to creating a new website and holding events to undermine him in 10 key swing states.