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There is no doubt why these other “politicians” hate him. Thankfully, Mitt was the great Statesman last night and a true gentleman. America will be so grateful for Mitt Romney. And I should also mention that contrary to Huckabee, this is a first class example of the Christian ideal of “turning the other cheek”.

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“Let me make one more point about that debate last night and all those people taking on Mitt Romney the way they did as if he were the frontrunner which clearly he is not as those polls indicate. I don’t know how many people saw that debate. It was up against football. The games were exciting. I’m not sure how many saw it. But if a lot of people saw that, I think what they saw was not John McCain at his best, when he is the statesman and a soft spoken, mild mannered, highly articulate, seasoned representative. I think what they saw was John McCain perhaps at his least attractive. He was scornful. He seemed almost an occasional moment even petty. That’s not the John McCain people have come to admire and like. Mitt Romney actually held up under that attack pretty well. He never lost his composure. He pressed McCain I thought effectively on the alleged amnesty measure and so on. There’s a distinct possibility in my view that contrary to all the media conventional wisdom is that Romney won that debate. The question is how many people saw it.” (Fox’s “Fox News Sunday,” 1/6/08)

Dan Riehl at Riehl World View analyses the dial-testing of last night’s debate and finds that New Hampshire voters rejected the negative personal attacks launched by Senator McCain and Governor Huckabee.  Here’s the YouTube video.  I think it speaks for itself:

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“At certain moments it had the effect of making Romney look more sympathetic, at others it made him look like the only adult on stage, and at others it made him look like he must be the front-runner, since people were so determined to take him down a peg. McCain in particular seemed to go too far, looking and sounding downright snide at times.” (Noam Scheiber, “Too Much Romney-Bashing,” The New Republic‘s The Stump, http://blogs.tnr.com/, Posted 1/5/08)

 

 Watch Sen. McCain’s Vitriol:

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Political Observers Noted Sen. McCain’s Nasty, Personal Attacks During The Manchester Debate:

The American Spectator’s Philip Klein: “Is He Going Too Far?” “All of the animosity that McCain has toward Mitt Romney is coming out tonight. Is he going too far?” (Philip Klein, “McCain: I Agree That Mitt Is Candidate Of Change,” The American Spectator Blog, www.spectator.org, Posted 1/5/08)

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Disdain.” “A clearly heated McCain, whose disdain for Romney was on full display tonight…” (Chris Cillizza, “The Republican Debate: The Roundup,” The Washington Post’s The Fix, www.washingtonpost.com, Posted 1/5/08)

National Review’s Andy McCarthy: “Cheap Shot.” “Moron Moment for McCain … and why some of us will NEVER support him. Cheap shot at Romney (candidate of change) as a set up for saying what a really fine guy Obama is.”
(Andy McCarthy, “Moron Moment For McCain,” National Review’s The Corner, http://corner.nationalreview.com, Posted 1/5/08)

The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber: “Downright Snide.” “At certain moments it had the effect of making Romney look more sympathetic, at others it made him look like the only adult on stage, and at others it made him look like he must be the front-runner, since people were so determined to take him down a peg. McCain in particular seemed to go too far, looking and sounding downright snide at times.(Noam Scheiber, “Too Much Romney-Bashing,” The New Republic‘s The Stump, http://blogs.tnr.com/, Posted 1/5/08)

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “McCain Lobs Another Grenade.” (Jonathan Martin, “McCain Lobs Another Grenade,” Politico, www.politico.com, Posted 1/5/08)

National Review’s Kathryn Jean Lopez: “Unattractive.” “That McCain follow-on was unattractive from a man who is better than that.” (Kathryn Jean Lopez, “I’ve Lived…Change.” National Review‘s The Corner Blog http://corner.nationalreview.com, Posted 1/5/07)

Michelle Malkin: “Snidely… Cackles.” “McCain snidely attacks Romney: ‘You are the candidate of change.’ McCain cackles.” (Michelle Malkin, “Saturday Night Jive,” Michelle Malking Blog, http://michellemalkin.com, Posted 1/5/08)

Riehl World View’s Dan Riehl: “Well-Known Temperament Problems.” “If you were looking for substance across the board on issues, I think Romney was the clear winner in tonight’s debate. McCain’s well-known temperament problems lingered barely below the surface much of the evening, especially when someone dared disagree with him. Except of course, for his hugs for Hillary and slaps on the back for Fred. This is a change election and old hands from the Senate will not get it done.” (Dan Riehl, “ABC Debate: It Was Romney’s Night,” Riehl World View Blog, www.riehlworldview.com, Posted 1/5/08)

CBN’s David Brody: “We’ll See If Voters Think McCain’s Attacks Crossed The Line.” “Then McCain tussled with Romney over immigration and told him that Romney could spend his whole fortune calling McCain’s immigration plan amnesty but he’d be wrong. Man, going after him for being rich, that’s a blow. We’ll see if voters think McCain’s attacks crossed the line.” (David Brody, “Brody File Reaction TO Republican Debate,” CBN’s The Brody File, www.cbn.com, Posted 1/5/08)

National Review’s Andy McCarthy: “For Amnesty Before He Was Against It.” “McCain — the guy who was for amnesty before he was against it before acknowledging that it’s the only solution and is not amnesty in the first place except it kinda, sorta is, except that he’d never be for amnesty — says Romney is the ‘candidate of change.’ Change.  You’d almost think of a resolutely, died-in-the-wool pro-lifer filing a brief in the Supreme Court to suppress the First Amendment rights of a pro-life group to help pro-abortion incumbents get elected … not that Senator Straight Talk would ever do such a thing …” (Andy McCarthy, “Re: Romney And The Onslaught,” National Review‘s The Corner Blog, http://corner.nationalreview.com, Posted 1/5/08)

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