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Romney, McCain Spar Over Iraq Timetable

January 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney said John McCain used dirty tricks by suggesting shortly before the Florida primary that the former Massachusetts governor wanted a deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, as the two men squared off in a spirited debate Wednesday night.

Coming 24 hours after McCain defeated him in the Florida election, Romney vented his frustrations over the Arizona senator’s claims.

“I have never, ever supported a specific timetable” for withdrawing troops, Romney said. McCain’s accusation on the eve of Tuesday’s presidential primary, he said, “sort of falls into the dirty tricks that I think Ronald Reagan would have found reprehensible.”

The debate was held in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

McCain stuck to his guns, saying, “of course he said he wanted a timetable” for a withdrawal.

McCain made the allegation over the weekend as he tried to shift the debate from the ailing economy, a stronger issue for Romney, a former venture capitalist and businessman.

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Romney, McCain Spar Over Iraq Timetable 

I have to say, after tonight I have got to believe that Mitt Romney will be the best choice the Republicans can make, McCain is a doddering old man, he rambles, he repeats himself, he’s still McCain/Feingold and McCain/Kennedy and he’s still the ultimate RINO.

Huckabee was decent in his answers I thought, but I still don’t trust him, he turned Arkansas into a ‘sanctuary’ state for ILLEGALS and no matter what he says now, I am afraid he’d turn over a different side of his ‘leadership’ if elected and would push to make this a sanctuary nation.

Ron Paul fired off a couple of damn good shots when he was given the opportunity to speak, and that didn’t happen too often, but he did make a good showing for himself in my opinion, at least tonight he did.

And another tidbit to come out tonight, Gov. Schwarzenegger to Endorse McCain, well, that’s NO surprise at all, Schwarzenegger is as much of a RINO as McCain is, neither is a Conservative, neither is a REAL Republican and BOTH are a lot closer to the Dems than they care to admit and this, Giuliani Abandons Bid, Endorses McCain, this was no surprise either, RINOs supporting RINOs, and any Conservative worth his salt will see right through the whole facade, but here’s the really sad part of the entire equation, without the Conservatives and Republicans sticking together, the Dems WILL win the White House.

Romney is not the ‘perfect’ candidate, none of them ever will be, but he’s likely the best the RNC can offer up, and I will officially go on record, here and now, and I make this a public disclosure to any and all that have doubts as to where I stand, IF John McCain is the candidate chosen by the RNC to run for the White House, I will NOT support the Republican choice, I won’t vote Dem, that’s not even an option, but I may very well be writing in a candidate for POTUS.

And yes, I DO realize that’s giving the Dems a vote, but be that as it may, if the Repubs DO nominate McCain, then it’s time for all of the Conservatives of this nation to stand and let their feelings be known, and if it costs us the White House for 4 years, so be it, but you can bet that if it does, come election time in 2012, the Repubs will either listen to what we have to say or there will be a viable, Conservative party in the race.

And I am seriously starting to believe that we MUST have a strong, viable, honest and incorruptible 3rd party Conservative offering.

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6 Responses to “Romney, McCain Spar Over Iraq Timetable”

  1. comment number 1 by: Robert

    Well I’ve posted a couple of times on my McCain drain, No Way will I vote for McCain under any circumstances, I don’t care if the pope endorses him. He picked Juan Valdez Hernandez as an adviser? Uh Yeah, that’s just oozing seal the border….

    I’ll vote for Romney, Huck, or Paul before I vote for McCain, Obama, or Hillary…

    I’ll abstain if it’s McCain.

  2. comment number 2 by: Ranando

    You know my stance on Iraq. Wrong war, wrong time, wrong place.

    I don’t want to hear stay the course in Iraq. I really wanted someone to say that they would pull the majority of troops out and head to Afghanistan to continue the efforts against the true enemy, al-Qaeda and Pakistan if need be.

    I guess I’m dreaming but I can always hope.

    Who am I going with? I just don’t know at this point, I have until Tuesday.

    I agree with you on Paul, when asked about Iraq he hit it out of the park, IMO. I also realize that he’s not an option.

  3. comment number 3 by: BobF

    “Missing Presumed Dead,” which won two film festival “Best Documentary” awards, explores McCain’s successful attempt to pass a stealth bill in the Senate which effectively keeps his POW records sealed in perpituity and provides insight into why he does not want these records ever to be made public - including the revelation of the many propaganda radio broadcasts he delivered for the North Vietnamese. The film also explains why McCain’s refusal of early release from a North Vietnamese POW camp had a less than honorable motive.

    The charges against McCain are revealed in the documentary by such political luminaries as former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith; Jesse Helms’ chief of staff, Dr. James Lusier; former Congressman Bob Dornan; U.S. Senate lead investigator, Tracy Usery; and author, Dr. Joseph Douglass, Jr. (“Betrayed”).

    We all know POW’s were abandoned in Vietnam.

  4. comment number 4 by: Tom Tafoya

    John McCain the Bull Shooter!!!!
    The straight shooter John McCain wasn’t shooting very straight last night, his facts on Mitt Romney’s record were distorted, misleading and just plain wrong on all accounts. His intentions were clear, to mislead the public, something he is very good at.
    John McCain demostrated his INABILITY to understand the simplest of statements concerning Mitt Romney’s position on Iraq. Everyone else had no problem understanding it. Maybe, it’s because he is senile and gets confused very easily. His defense made no sense and he acted like a spoiled child that wouldn’t shut up even when you were agreeing with his position on the Iraq war. Maybe it’s because timetables for John McCain are in term of 100′s of years. Who knows. He is not someone I would feel comfortable supporting and those that endorse him.
    Just a quick statement on McCain’s bills: None of them make any sense, they just put unfair mandates on the public and States, but John McCain has no concept concerning the cost of his programs, he demonstrated that with the green house statement during the debate.

  5. comment number 5 by: GUYK

    I am supporting Romney as the best of the rest. If McCain gets the nod…which I figure he will…I have to do some serious ‘shore ’nuff” figurin’.

    Will a write in give us a guarantee that a dim-a-crit will get in the White House? And if it is Hillary will she sell all the White House furniture that she doesn’t steal? One of the ways to rationalize a vote for McCain is that he probably won’t rent out the Lincoln bedroom the way the Clinton’s did..

    I don’t know Fred…I just don’t know yet what I will do.

    But I am in favor for a none of the above option and I also reckon that Micky Mouse will get a lot of votes..he did wonders for that sleepy little Florida town of Orlando!

  6. comment number 6 by: poetryman69

    Since we may be stuck with Hilary or McCain for dictator, I want to get my two cents in for the real issues. Energy Independence Now! No more Oil Wars! We need to stop paying our adversaries with oil money. It is unseemly for an American President to beg a Saudi despot for cheaper oil.