Presidential candidates Senator John McCain, Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani denounced the comment.
Sen McCain (through a spokesman): “The comments were wildly inappropriate.”
Mr Giuliani: “The comments were completely inappropriate and there should be no place for such name-calling in political debate.”
Mr Romney (through a spokesman) “It was an offensive remark. Governor Romney believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect.” (NYT)
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