Tuesday, July 08, 2008

For What It's Worth, I'm OK With a Candidate Who Has Flip-Flopped

Based on what the cable news people are telling me, both major presidential candidates are being accused of flip-flopping on their positions regarding Iraq. Without discussing whether these accusations have merit, I would like to say that flip-flopping, in and of itself, doesn't bother me. I respect anyone who can admit that he or she had been wrong or who can discern when changing circumstances warrant changing his or her stance on a given issue. Granted, many politicians have changed their positions solely for political reasons. But before chiding a candidate for changing his or her mind, we should first consider his or her reason for doing so.


Blogger John said...

Sure, its perfectly respectable to change one's mind. But it's not while saying that one has been consistent.

Again, as you say, it depends upon the rationale for changing one's mind.

7:46 PM  

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