February 5, 2008

HAVING NEVER BEEN A LOYAL REPUBLICAN, ONE WOULDN'T EXPECT HIM TO ACT LIKE ONE...:

McCain criticizes Romney's Dole remark (Adam Aigner-Treworgy and NBC's Megan Marcus, 2/05/08, NBC: First Read)

McCain spent a few minutes before his plane took off this morning criticizing Romney over his comments about Bob Dole. Dole wrote a letter to Rush Limbaugh defending McCain's conservative record, and this morning on Fox News, Romney said that Dole was the last person he'd want writing a letter on his behalf.

McCain called Dole a "hero" who helped build the Republican Party and said that Romney should apologize. McCain's campaign also passed around a clip of Romney's remarks on Dole, as well as a full statement criticizing the former Massachusetts governor.

"Governor Romney's attack on Bob Dole is disgraceful, and Governor Romney should apologize. Bob Dole is a war hero who has spent his life in service to this nation and nobody has worked harder to build the Republican Party. Bob Dole deserves the respect of every American and certainly every Republican."


...but it takes some gall for Mitt Romney to criticize Bob Dole, who was in the trenches fighting the good GOP fights while the Governor was still openly pro-abortion, pro-queer, and voting Democrat. Indeed, the only time the Party ever needed Mitt, to run for re-election and retain the gubernatorial seat, he ducked the obligation in favor of personal ambition.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 5, 2008 5:29 PM
Comments

The "queer" slur is a bit jarring, oj.

Right up there with "wetback".

Posted by: ghostcat at February 5, 2008 6:42 PM

Do Mexican laborors chant "We're wetbacks and we're here"?

Posted by: Jorge Curioso at February 5, 2008 7:22 PM

Mitt is unelectable. Period.

Posted by: pchuck at February 5, 2008 8:18 PM

pchuck: I agree with you 100%, but am curious as to what it was that led you to your conclusion. Was it his smarmy personality? His cheap shots at other Republicans? His trying to have it both ways on a host of issues? His almost Kerryesque problems with the truth? His blow-dried, focus-grouped, plastic-fantastic persona? His association with shady foreign billionaires through mail-drop offshore P.O. box subsidiaries of Bain Capital? His "born on third base and thinks he hit a triple" sense of accomplishment? His "my daddy was a governor but I'm an OUTSIDER" schtick?

It's so hard to choose, really. For me, the answer was "all of the above".

Posted by: HT at February 5, 2008 9:29 PM
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