Monday, September 25, 2006

On the McCain cheap shot... and how Romney should respond.

Article 6 Blog discusses a disturbing incident in South Carolina. I have to agree with Lowell in that it is an attempt by McCain to take Romney down a few pegs and to also marginalize evangelicals. John's take is largely good, but he forgets one thing. Between Article 6 Blog's comments, and the fact they were picked up by Dean Barnett on Hugh Hewitt's blog, this now makes Cyndi Mosteller's confrontation a national story, not a local story.

Romney needs to do two things:
1. He needs to respond to this, and to do so quickly in a manner that will address some questions.

2. He needs to also retaliate against McCain - if only to show that this governor from the Bay State is not a wimp. Like the first thing, this needs to be quick in coming. There are plenty of things McCain is vulnerable on, and which Romney can use.


Pondering American said...

SC is always a fun one to watch

SJ Reidhead said...

I think this is the second shot in the McCain-Romney feud. At least I think it is the second shot. This could be a heck of a lot of fun.

Last week I posted a link to the Giuliani blog: "The Giuliani Blog seems to thing a feud is developing between Romney and McCain. Romney was quite nasty about McCain the other night. Could he possibly running for the snippiest candidate award?"

I think this is payback for that incident.

Don't forget, SC was the meltdown for McCain's campaign people, Mosteller included, in the 2001 battle with GWB.

McCain has some very tacky (I use that word advisedly) supporters in SC. Remember, SC is the heart of the Christian Coalition. Don't ever doubt this wasn't a broader based hit.

SJ Reidhead
The Pink Flamingo

SJ Reidhead said...

Sorry, I was wrong about the fight. Evidently McCain has drawn first blood.

You will need to scroll down to Sept 19 on the Giuliani Blog -

The McCain-Romney Murder Suicide -

The Pink Flamingo