A GOP advisor says the Republican presidential candidates should stop the attacks on each other because it only helps Barack Obama.
David Gergen, a CNN political analysit and advisor to four Republican presidents, says the squabbles that broke out during the GOP debate last week should not have happened.
GOP leaders must have been horrified. Who can remember a debate when a Republican front-runner like Romney has been called a liar at least three times in a party debate? When Reagan ran in 1980, he and George H.W. Bush clashed hard over issues, but it was never personal -- and when it was over, Reagan tapped Bush as his running mate. Can anyone imagine Romney tapping Perry? If there is still a Republican establishment, its members ought to call the candidates and tell them to cool it. Call No. 1 should go to Santorum: For a man so far down in the polls to continue launching personal attacks against the party front-runner is both egotistical and self-indulgent.
All in all, another strong night for Mitt Romney. But those chuckles you hear are coming from Obama headquarters.