Again, there’s nothing inherently offensive about a political figure changing his or her mind once in a while. Policy makers come to one conclusion, they gain more information, and then they reach a different conclusion.You can keep track of Republican Willard “Mitt” Romney’s redundancy of flip-flops at Multiple Choice Mitt or Which Mitt.
But this only works when there are sincere changes of heart. It’s something else entirely when pandering politicians reinvent themselves, sometimes more than once, as part of a cynical, calculated ploy. This isn’t indicative of an open mind; it’s evidence of a character flaw.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Romney’s Right to Be Wrong
It’s only Monday, but I may already have found my “quote of the week.” From The Washington Monthy’s Steve Benen: