John McCain vs. Mitt Romney.

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May 24 2007 4:07 PM

Reagan's 11th Commandment, Violated

McCain tries to pop the Romney's growing bubble.

Mitt Romney is rising in the polls, and that seems to have irritated John McCain, especially because he thinks Romney is a phony. So, when Romney tried to use the immigration bill that McCain supports to beat up the Arizona senator, McCain fired back by cracking wise about what he sees as Romney's convenient changes of position. Here's how the exchange has played out:

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