Thursday, March 01, 2007

Romney throws the first punch…

The Associated Press has the full story, but below is a small sample.

"CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican Mitt Romney assailed his two leading presidential rivals Wednesday, criticizing John McCain's stance on immigration and dismissing Rudy Giuliani's support for gun control, abortion and gay rights as a losing combination in the GOP primary.

Running a distant third in national polls, Romney used a campaign stop in New Hampshire to challenge McCain's support for stronger border security paired with an eventual path to citizenship for some of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

Also, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, the former Massachusetts governor criticized Giuliani for his moderate stands on abortion, gays and gun control - even though Romney expressed similar views in previous campaigns."

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the interview posted on the CBN Web site, Romney said of Giuliani: "He is pro-choice, he is pro-gay marriage and anti-gun. That's a tough combination in a Republican primary."

That's a punch??? The comment about gay marriage maybe embilishing. But this is hardly a punch.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the sense that none of the candidates have said anything uncomplimentary about the others before today that is a "punch"

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lie, not a punch!

2:39 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

Here's what Romney said of McCain's immigration stance:

"I don't agree with it; I think it's the wrong course,"

Romney then goes on to outline some of his position that he says is better. That's not a punch. That's not even uncomplementary.

Here's what Romney said of Giuliani's stances:

"He is pro-choice, he is pro-gay marriage and anti-gun. That's a tough combination in a Republican primary."

True, he got the gay-marriage thing wrong since Giuliani is technically pro-civil-unions. Otherwise, this isn't a punch. It's a statement of the candidate's positions.

The Cooler and the AP need to simma' down if they think this stuff constitutes taking the gloves off. How the heck are candidates supposed to differentiate themselves?

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobody said "taking the gloves off" nobody said this was a huge hit. But the fact remains that all of the big 3 have refrained from saying anything about their competitors other than "They are going to be formidable opponents." This is the first time any of the 3 (or their official spokespeople) have said anything negative about each other. If I'm wrong on that, please provide the link. (Don't give me the link to some crazy supporter talking crap about the opponents. Candidates or spokespeople)

And all the Cooler said was "Romney throws the first punch" That's it. I think it's murphy that needs to simmer down.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABC News now is on the case. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/print?id=2915659

So AP and ABC News must be wrong; murphy is right. Haha

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's just one hypocrite bashing another...

5:10 PM  
Blogger Derek Smalls said...

"He is pro-choice, he is pro-gay marriage and anti-gun. That's a tough combination in a Republican primary."

Was Mitt talking about himself in 2002? Or himself in 1994? Late ninties? 2003?

Oh. Oh. He was talking about Giuliani. Okay. Go get 'em Mitt, smoke out those bad pro-choice anti-gun candidates. Thank god you are pro-life and a member of the NRA. Praise Jesus, you have seen the light.

Got love Mitt's conviction.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smalls sounds like Huck may be his guy.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Derek Smalls said...

no horse yet.

10:48 PM  

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