14 June 2008

The candidate who can't speak straight

McCain on Social Security, 2004 and today:

I don't know why McCain thinks he can just flip-flop on every single issue and think nobody will notice. Maybe he just talks out of his ass a lot, spouting whatever's in the front of his mind at the moment, and since he's been something of a backbencher in his caucus, there's not been a lot of accountability for his inconsistency. That's a nice thing about being a "maverick": when you're powerless, it's easy to escape close scrutiny.

It's kind of sad actually. I think he once was an independent-minded guy, and long ago, he did have the courage to take on his party's orthodoxy. Now that he has a chance to be president, he's sold his soul and his principles for the chance. Sad.

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