Romney was asking for it. Look at the set-up he gave his opponents: "And when we sit down and talk about change, I’ll say not only can I talk about change, I’ve lived it."
John McCain can’t resist: "Gov. Romney, we disagree on a lot of issues, but I agree you are the candidate of change."
But Fred Thompson has been saying that !
Mocking Romney's shifting stances on the issue, Thompson called him the candidate of change. "He changes his position from time to time on it."
How about some attribution, McCain? Thompson is a gentleman not to take credit.