Right, were we are trying to convince everyone that there are no true conservatives left in the race, and Romney and McCain are using the liberal word on each other. Classic. I guess they are proving our point.
By LIBBY QUAID
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Mitt Romney and John McCain accused each other Monday of being liberals, a charge tantamount to blasphemy in the caustic campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
One day before the crucial Florida primary, Romney lambasted the Arizona senator for a host of “liberal answers” to the country’s problems. Among them: McCain’s legislation curbing money in politics, his more forgiving view of illegal immigrants and his backing of an energy bill that Romney said would raise consumer costs.
“And I just don’t think those liberal answers are what America is looking for, not for the Republican Party or for any party, for that matter,” Romney said in Fort Myers, Fla.
McCain accused Romney of “wholesale deception of voters” and of flip-flopping on the issues.
“On every one of the issues he has attacked us on, Mitt Romney was for it before he was against it,” McCain said.
He added, “The truth is, Mitt Romney was a liberal governor of Massachusetts who raised taxes, imposed with Ted Kennedy a big government mandate health care plan that is now a quarter of a billion dollars in the red, and managed his state’s economy incompetently, leaving Massachusetts with less job growth than 46 other states.”