Uh-oh, trouble in paradise.
This week, with polls showing him running third, the former Massachusetts governor took sharper aim at his leading rivals, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
McCain, Romney told New Hampshire voters on Thursday, was devising an immigration policy that was the “wrong course” for the nation. And Giuliani’s positions on abortion, gay marriage and gun control were a losing combination in the GOP primary, he told a television audience replete with Christian conservatives.
Could Romney be close to dropping out? His fundraising stunt a few weeks ago looked to me like theater, with people making pledges and not actual donations. You gotta wonder if the fact that McCain and Giuliani seem to be sucking up all the oxygen – even at this early date – if Romney is going to follow in the footsteps of Vilsack, Bayh, and Warner.