Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The Candidate of ChangeJohn Dickerson, at Slate, discusses the challenges facing a former straight-talker whose recent record consists of flagrant flip-flopping, in "Straightening out McCain's Straight Talk"
"I think John McCain has exhibited the ongoing debate in his own campaign between John McCain and John McCain," said John Kerry, no doubt relishing the chance to tar a Republican with the brush that killed him.Dickerson points to the risk facing a flip-flopping candidate whose appeal used to rest on a reputation for candor, courage and character:
John Kerry reeled off a pretty good list of McCain reversals.It is funny now to recall the sarcasm and contemptuous snickering from McCain in one of the GOP debates, as he mocked that other aggressive flip-flopper, Mitt Romney, as the "candidate of change."
I think he'll be eating those words over the next few months.
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