Continuing the feud that began in the last Republican debate, John McCain fiercely attacked Mitt Romney’s immigration stance in a blogger conference call today by saying “maybe I should wait a couple of weeks and see if it changes because it’s changed in less than a year from his position before”. He continued, “And maybe his solution will be to get out his small varmint gun and drive those Guatemalans off his lawn.” “Guatemalans” referred to a story by the Boston Globe reporting Romney used illegal immigrants for landscaping.
Romney spokesman Kevin Madden responded, “Certain candidates who brokered this flawed plan are having a very difficult time grappling with or coming to terms with the political fallout that has ensued in a substantive manner”.
After drawing close to Rudy Giuliani in the markets last week, McCain has now plummeted and is behind Romney and Fred Thompson as well. From Chris Cillizza, Thompson is increasingly more likely to make a run for the presidency having hired Tom Collamore as his “campaign manager in waiting”.