McCain on a Roll
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (59) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
I'm listening in on the John McCain conference call. McCain says that, like in Iowa, negative ads by Mitt Romney will not work. He thinks that Romney is going to go more negative. McCain's response will be to go back on Romney with what both Boston newspaper and both major New Hampshire newspapers have said about Romney.
I asked John McCain about Governor Romney raising "fees" in Massachusetts by $700 million. He said that whether they were fees or taxes, raising fees had the same effect as on the pocketbook as raising taxes. I pointed out that both he and Mitt Romney were less than supportive of the Bush tax cuts. He said that he supports tax cuts, never voted for a tax increase, but wanted tax cuts tied to spending cuts. He was insistent on that point.
On the issue of going negative, Soren Dayton asked him about Romney's ads. Again, though, McCain said he was just going to stand behind what the newspapers had said and he himself would not go negative.
Matt Lewis from Townhall asked about going after independents with Obama and would that hurt him. McCain first pointed out that it was only Obama and McCain going after independents. He said he does not think it will hurt him as there will also be a good number of independents and Republicans who support him voting in New Hampshire. He also admitted to Matt that his bus is much more crummy this time around -- not enough room for all the bloggers.
Then I had to jump off for another call. All in all though, McCain sounds charged and ready to win. We'll see on Tuesday.