Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Romney, McCain attack each other on eve of Florida primary

There is no love lost between the two top candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sen. John McCain ripped into each other Monday as they battled for Florida's 57 convention delegates:

Mr. Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, began attacking at dawn, accusing Mr. McCain of allying himself with liberal Democrats in the Senate and betraying conservative principles on legislation involving immigration, the environment and campaign finance.

“If you want that kind of a liberal Democratic course as president, then you can vote for him,” Mr. Romney said at a Texaco gas station in West Palm Beach at 6:30 a.m. “But those three pieces of legislation, those aren’t conservative. Those aren’t Republican.”

Mr. McCain volleyed back by describing Mr. Romney as a serial flip-flopper who had taken multiple positions on a variety of issues, including gay rights, global warming and immigration. “People, just look at his record as governor,” Mr. McCain said at a shipyard in Jacksonville. “He has been entirely consistent
. He has consistently taken two sides of every major issue, sometimes more than two.”

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