Re: Bennett's Comment

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jan 26, 2008 8:02 PM
MKH - The Clintons will be more divisive, not less...

Jon -- Since you brought it up, here's what McCain is saying about Romney's "timetables" ...

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) _ John McCain accused Mitt Romney of wanting to withdraw troops from Iraq, drawing immediate protest from his Republican presidential rival who said: ''That's simply wrong and it's dishonest, and he should apologize."

The fight for Florida grew ever more intense Saturday ahead of the state's pivotal primary as a fairly civil debate over economic records and leadership credentials spiraled into an all-out showdown.

As the two candidates campaigned along the state's southwest coast, McCain sought the upper hand with a new line of criticism, telling reporters in Ft. Meyers about Iraq: ''If we surrender and wave a white flag, like Senator Clinton wants to do, and withdraw, as Governor Romney wanted to do, then there will be chaos, genocide, and the cost of American blood and treasure would be dramatically higher.''

Minutes earlier, the Arizona senator took a slap at Romney without naming him during a question-and-answer session with Floridians, saying: ''Now, one of my opponents wanted to set a date for withdrawal that would have meant disaster.''

Asked about the comment in Land O' Lakes, Romney balked. ''That's dishonest, to say that I have a specific date. That's simply wrong,'' he said. ''That is not the case. I've never said that.''

The problem is that Romney made mentioned private timetables on TV.  And as one McCain operative said to me; they have this thing called YouTube now ...