McCain: Romney Won Major Victory

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 09:05 PM

By Paul Scicchitano

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. John McCain described tonight’s victory in the New Hampshire primary a “significant victory” for Mitt Romney but said that the big surprise was that Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum failed to do better.

“I think what happened tonight, particularly with Ron Paul being the strong second, that is the significance of this vote tonight,” McCain said on Fox News.

“I always expected . . . Mitt to come in around 36 or 37 percent, something like that but the weak showing by Santorum and Gingrich is certainly surprising to me. “

McCain, who won the 2008 Republican nomination, recently endorsed Romney. He attributed Paul’s strong showing to what he described as a “rising sentiment” of isolationism, reminiscent of the 1930s.

“There’s always been tension within the Republican Party between the kind of Bob Taft wing and the Eisenhower wing of the party. And because of Iraq and because of Afghanistan there is a rising sentiment in that direction,” said McCain. “But I think it’s still a significant minority of the Republican Party, and I think that Mitt Romney really reflects the views of most of the Republicans.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Arizona AG Defends Criticism Over Botched Execution

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 18:50 PM

Amid growing national criticism over an alleged botched execution Wednesday, Arizona's attorney general is denying claim . . .

Obama Visit Prevents Pregnant Woman From Reaching Hospital

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 17:53 PM

While on a two-day fundraising trip to California, President Barack Obama's motorcade created chaos for Los Angeles moto . . .

Judge: James Holmes Sanity Exam Can be Recorded

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 17:33 PM

The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case says defendant James Holmes' second sanity evaluation of can be video-re . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved