Lest We Forget — Romney Versus McCain. Now that McCain’s campaign has played games with Bob Novak with untruths about McCain’s intent to name a nominee any minute, some attention has turned to the possibility that the lucky fellow (sic) might be Mitt Romney. To show you some of the reasons why compatibility may not be terribly copacetic, here are a few pleasant blasts from the past.
I suspect this line of GOP approach would further push Barack NOT to pick someone who is there because of a perceived deficiency. Better someone who thinks the same way and can succeed after eight years.
Romney Primary Ad
John McCain, an honorable man. But is he the right Republican for the future? McCain opposes repeal of the death tax, and voted against the Bush tax cuts twice. McCain pushed to let every illegal immigrant stay here permanently. Even voted to allow illegals to collect Social Security.
And Mitt Romney? Mitt Romney cut taxes and spending as governor. He opposes amnesty for illegals. Mitt Romney, John McCain. There is a difference. SOURCE
Back In West Virginia in February
Romney Statement on West Virginia, Accusing McCain of Back Room Deal
February 5th, 2008
Today, Romney for President Campaign Manager Beth Myers issued the following statement regarding the outcome of West Virginia’s Republican Party convention:
“Unfortunately, this is what Senator McCain’s inside Washington ways look like: he cut a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney’s campaign of conservative change.
“Governor Romney had enough respect for the Republican voters of West Virginia to make an appeal to them about the future of the party based on issues. This is why he led on today’s first ballot. Sadly, Senator McCain cut a Washington backroom deal in a way that once again underscores his legacy of working against Republicans who are interested in championing conservative policies and rebuilding the party.”
Back and Forth in New Hampshire Last December
Romney also asked whether McCain “admits that he was wrong” about opposing President Bush’s tax cuts.
“I’m happy to talk about times I was wrong,” Romney told reporters at a ski lodge in the shadow of Pats Peak. “But I don’t recall Senator McCain saying he was wrong to say that all illegal aliens should be able to stay here permanently. Or to say he was wrong to vote against the Bush tax cuts. I think he was on both counts.”
Romney, however, once expressed ambivalence about Bush’s tax cuts and has taken a harder line on immigration.
McCain’s campaign responded with a statement highlighting a New Hampshire Union Leader editorial published yesterday that, like one printed in the Concord Monitor on Sunday, told voters they cannot trust Romney.
“I know something about tailspins, and it’s pretty clear Mitt Romney is in one,” McCain said in the statement. “It’s disappointing that he would launch desperate, flailing, and false attacks in an attempt to maintain relevance. As the Union Leader said today, New Hampshire voters just aren’t buying his act, and these latest attacks won’t help him.” SOURCE
Romney In Florida Scores Mccain On The Economy
“Instead of seeing if there’s a way of stimulating the economy, McCain-Lieberman would depress the economy. His plan calls for a new financial burden to be placed on people who are purchasing gasoline or for that matter natural gas to heat their homes or to cook in their homes. The energy information agency has said that his plan would cost America 300,000 jobs. In addition, people would pay, they estimate, approximately 50 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 20% more for their gas utility bill. That would depress the economy just at a time when we’re trying to stimulate the economy,” Romney continued, tearing into McCain on his understanding of the economy, “One of the challenges with having a president who in this case, we’re talking in this case, a presidential candidate, who says on repeated occasion that he doesn’t understand the economy terribly well is that he would suggest a policy that would actually depress the economy rather than stimulate it at the very time we need our economy to have a greater boost. “ SOURCE
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