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Old 08-24-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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[Steve Benen] has been working on a project during the campaign, chronicling John McCain's flip-flops. As of now, the grand total stands at 74 reversals.

So why do McCain's flip-flops matter? Because all available evidence suggests his reversals aren't sincere, they're cynically calculated for political gain.

McCain has been in Congress for more than a quarter-century; he's bound to shift now and then on various controversies. But therein lies the point -- McCain was consistent on most of these issues, right up until he started running for president, at which point he conveniently abandoned literally dozens of positions he used to hold, as part of a drive to pander and become palatable to the far-right Republican base.

One need not "drink the Kool Aid" to notice this. McCain's contradictory record speaks for itself.
When McCain Denies The Obvious, By Steve Benen - CBS News

Is McCain pandering to win the presidency, or just "learning new things" as his life continues to roll along?
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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I like it better than "Hope and Change".
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