Friday, May 11, 2007

I Was For It Before I Was Agin' It


What Romney Believes (5/10/07) by Karen Tumulty
GOP-friendly reporter Tumulty ponders whether Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney can "convince voters there is indeed a core somewhere in the middle of all those contortions" he makes on issues like gay rights and abortion access:
Of the many reasons the last Presidential candidate from Massachusetts lost, nothing was so devastating as the 13 words John Kerry would give anything to take back: "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it." But given that we've had three years since then to reckon with the consequences of inflexibility on Iraq, maybe there isn't the same price to be paid for reinvention.
Translation: boy it was bad that Kerry was flip-flopping. But now? Well, it might be time for Republican politician who can do it. Tumulty's comparison is particularly specious considering that the example of Kerry's "flip-flopping" was based entirely on reporters pretending not to understand how a legislature works; see FAIR's Media Advisory: If Only They Had Invented the Internet (9/3/04)

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