There's nothing like a good, bruising, down and dirty all-out fight....especially when it is between two candidates from the other party. John McCain and Mitt Romney are doing such a terrific job of beating each other up, Democrats rejoice at all the hard work being done by the GOP's expense. Now Obama and Hillary don't get along much either, but when you look at both sides, it is easy to tell which fight is more vicious than the other.
From The Huffington Post:
Romney said he found it "offensive" that his support for the war in Iraq has been questioned by the McCain campaign. McCain's criticism of Romney's position on the war; alleging that the former Massachusetts Governor supported a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal "sort of falls into the dirty tricks that Ronald Reagan would have found reprehensible," Romney said. McCain's tactics, he said, were "Washington- style old politics; lay a charge out there, put it out there... there isn't a single media source that said that it wasn't reprehensible. It's simply wrong and the Senator knows it." Romney insisted that he would steadfastly support current policy. "Let me make it absolutely clear tonight: I will not pull our troops out until we have success in Iraq," Romney said.
McCain heatedly fired back, saying that Romney "could spend it all" on negative ads but nothing would change the fact that Romney had not vigorously enough supported the war and this past year's surge of troops. McCain lauded himself for supporting the troop surge when it was highly unpopular and when Romney said, as a governor, he would not "weigh in" on some national issues like the war.
"How is that you're the expert on my position when my position is very clear?" a bristling Romney said, interrupting McCain. The Arizona Senator then cut off Romney in mid-sentence saying: "I'm the expert. I know the situation in Iraq and I am proud to have supported the surge."
Oooooh, "I'm the expert." Now that sounds Presidential, dare I say, Bush-like? Supporting the surge....I guess that makes him George's man and Romney must be a terrorist-loving librul.
How sad is this type of