This follow-up piece is noteworthy because Drudge grabbed hold of it this morning and highlighted the line where Mitt calls McCain "disingenuous."
Romney was less charitable to McCain, who on Sunday told ABC News: “I believe that the issue of gay marriage should be decided by the states.” McCain also said, “I believe that gay marriage should not be legal.”
Romney seized on the remarks.
“That’s his position, and in my opinion, it’s disingenuous,” he said. “Look, if somebody says they’re in favor of gay marriage, I respect that view. If someone says — like I do — that I oppose same–sex marriage, I respect that view. But those who try and pretend to have it both ways, I find it to be disingenuous.”
Interestingly this position that Romney critiques McCain for seems to be the same as his opinion with regards to abortion (and McCain's as well). Both support judges that could overturn Roe v. Wade and send the abortion question back to the states- neither have expressly supported a Con. Amendment banning abortions. So in a sense they both believe that "abortion should be decided by the states" and that "abortion should not be legal."Another interesting side note to this is that it seems that Matt Drudge is ready to pounce on McCain and Giuliani in a similar vein to what he did with Gore and Kerry in 2000 and 2004. Drudge clearly gave a boost to George Bush in those elections- if you don't understand how ask Mark Halperin. It is possible that Drudge's desire to highlight negatives about McCain and Giuliani could help Romney or another candidate in the GOP primary.
And so the sniping begins...