Mitt Romney had argued that John McCain took a detour from his straight talk. Romney said that McCain’s accusation that he wanted a date for withdrawing of troops from Iraq was not honorable.
“He had a question about this, he could have raised it any time between April and now,” Romney said to reporters. He added: “But to raise it outside a debate and to do it in a way with blasted out to people in Florida was something reminiscent of the Nixon era, and I don’t think I want to see our party go back to that kind of campaigning.”
Early in the morning, Romney had signed off on an ad buy that cost seven-figures in California and other Super Tuesday states. This gives the indication that Romney is ready to dig into his pockets to derail McCain’s momentum.
“And so we’ll be advertising,” the former Massachusetts governor had said. He added: “But frankly at this stage, I don’t think anyone will be advertising on a per person basis at the level we did in Iowa and New Hampshire, Michigan, Florida-those were the early states. We all invested pretty heavily in those early states. I’m sure some of us wish we had invested less early and could do more now.”