GOP Hopefuls Turn On Bush

Take White House to task on war, immigration
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2007 5:30 AM CDT
GOP Hopefuls Turn On Bush
Republican presidential hopefuls former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, left, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. shake hands at the end of the Republican presidential primary debate hosted by Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, June 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – There was so much criticism of the Bush administration at the GOP debate last night the Republican White House hopefuls sounded like Democrats. John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Tommy Thompson all cranked up criticism of the administration's handling of the war. The president's diplomatic deficiencies and stand on immigration also took a beating, the AP reports.

There was a moment of levity when a lightning bolt interrupted Rudy Giuliani's defense of his position on abortion rights.  "For someone who went to parochial schools all his life," Giuliani quipped, "this is a very frightening thing that's happening right now."  (Read more John McCain stories.)

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