“[M]y concern is for the GOP candidate who wins this primary, as they go forward to face the Obama presidential ticket machine and really the thuggery that is involved in that. ... Senator McCain and I, we are the only ones in America who ever had to face that Obama presidential ticket machine and all that it encompassed. And what it encompassed really was, you know, this unscrupulous, gimmicky scheme that it was. And Senator McCain, evidently has chosen Mitt Romney as the one to be the most prepared to face this thuggery, this scheme that he is going to have to face, someone's going to have to.”—discussing the presidential race on Fox News, Jan. 4, 2012
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