Presidential politics were the backdrop of this week's conference of the Republican Governors Association at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa. The RGA's chairman, Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, is a likely 2008 presidential contender, and he has earned good will among the members by lavishing the group's millions of dollars on gubernatorial campaigns.
But his likely White House competitor, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, refused to let Romney have the stage to himself. McCain invited the governors and other elected officials to a 5 p.m. reception at Don Shula's Hotel in Miami Lakes and even dispatched buses to shuttle them to Shula's and back to Doral in time for the 8 p.m. dinner headlined by Romney.
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