Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Perfect Piece on Edwards & Romney

I wish I had written this one myself. Whole piece here.

From Steve Chapman in the Chicago Tribune (linked via RealClearPolitics).

My two favorite quotations:
Trying to hold Romney and Edwards to a position is like trying to climb up a waterslide on rollerblades. Edwards has renounced his vote for the war resolution and claims to be his party's true antiwar leader. But in November 2003, long after it was clear that we would not find those weapons of mass destruction, he took a less categorical stance.
And this one, easily the best I've seen in a long time:
In the end, the two bring to mind Mr. Potato Head, which is a fun toy because it can be configured in so many different ways -- with legs where arms should be, or the mouth and nose reversed, or any other way you can think of. As with Mr. Potato Head, endless changes are not a violation of these candidates' principles but an expression of their essence. The upside of this flexibility is that watching them carries a current of suspense that their opponents can't match. The downside? No matter how it changes, a potato head is still a potato head.

Damn the Mr. Potato Head Label. I want to see McCain use that one in the next debate. Way better than flip-flopper.


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