[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/29/art.mccain2.ap.jpg caption=" Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain ."]
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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The race between the two Republican front-runners, Mitt Romney and John McCain, is getting ugly.
The stakes in today's primary are huge. The winner in Florida might well be the Republican nominee. Reflecting the pressure, and like two kids in a schoolyard, they are now calling each other "liberals." That's not a word you hear among Republicans very often.
Romney went after McCain for some of his "liberal answers" to the country's problems, including campaign finance reform, his view on illegal immigration and his support of an energy bill that Romney said would raise costs for consumers.
McCain shot right back, accusing Romney of "wholesale deception of voters" and flip-flopping on the issues. McCain says Romney was a liberal governor of Massachusetts who raised taxes, worked with Ted Kennedy on a massive government mandated health care plan and did a poor job managing his state's economy.
The angry tone between the two also spread onto the airwaves, where McCain launched a new negative radio ad mocking Romney's economic record as governor and questioning his electability. The Romney campaign said of the ad "This is the McCain way"… sinking to a lower level when a race is close.
Here’s my question to you: What does it mean when the two front-runners for the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney and John McCain, are calling each other "liberals”?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
What does it mean? It's the first truthful thing either one of these bought-and-paid-for government mules have ever said. Truth is they are all big government liberals. There is only one TRUE conservative: Ron Paul.
Chris from Las Vegas writes:
Why are the Republican candidates doing the Democrats’ dirty work for them? The Republicans need to stop beating up on each other and start putting forth a strong, consistent, conservative agenda for the future of our country.
The only thing liberal about these two jokers are their "liberal” use of insults.
It means they are not aware that many of us realize we are never going to find a candidate we agree with on every single issue, and we are just looking for one who doesn't make himself look like an idiot with no manners.
It means at a time when this nation most needs a rational-minded adult leader, we are made increasingly aware that we have neither adult nor rational-minded candidates.
McCain and Romney calling each other "liberal" reminds me of a 5-year-old that drops the "f-bomb" in front of his parents. He's not real sure what it means but he loves the attention he gets from it.
Jim from Somerset, Wisconsin writes:
Jack, What does it mean when top Republicans call each other "liberal?" Simply this, Ronald Reagan is rolling over in his grave.