Douglas: “[Romney’s] latest attacks are yet another example of [Romney’s] complete inability to level with the voters of New Hampshire—the facts are clear: Romney refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts he now claims to champion, maybe because he was too busy raising taxes in Massachusetts by over $700 million per year—more than any other state—in his first year in office.”
“For McCain’s campaign, [Romney’s viciously negative] attacks are a welcome validation of its resurrection,” writes Jonathan Martin in a Politico.com post titled Mitt goes on the offensive with McCain
More than that, though, they’re an opportunity to engage and hit back hard on a rival that both candidate and campaign detest.
To wit, McCain’s camp responded to Romney’s salvo with a stinging statement.
“From his claims of being a ‘lifelong hunter’ to receiving the NRA’s endorsement to marching with Martin Luther King Jr., it’s clear that Mitt Romney has trouble with the truth,” said Chuck Douglas, a former New Hampshire congressman and designated McCain surrogate there.
“His latest attacks are yet another example of his complete inability to level with the voters of New Hampshire. The facts are clear: Romney refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts he now claims to champion, maybe because he was too busy raising taxes in Massachusetts by over $700 million per year — more than any other state — in his first year in office.”
“New Hampshire voters expect and deserve integrity and authenticity in their leaders, not someone who changes his positions to fit the politics of the moment and can’t seem to tell the truth” … etc., etc.
Romney-shill Matt Drudge provides has already joined the fray. As we wrote elsewhere:
We just wonder when the super-geniuses at National Review Online—a subsidiary of Bain Capital and fiercely partisan Blog for Mitt—will begin to insinuate that to nominate Sen. McCain would be to destroy the GOP.
And what about Clear Channel, recently acquired by Romney’s own Bain Capital?—how soon before Rush Limbaugh et al begin to savage war hero Sen. McCain with the same ferocity they applied to person and character of Gov. Huckabee?