The choice we face
Joe Scarborough has become my favorite morning show host, largely because I think his program Morning Joe is a good mix of his political experience, good humor, and a casual atmosphere. Scarborough is also incredibly frank, and is often honest to a fault about the political situation as he sees it.
In this clip from prior to the Michigan Primary, Scarborough rightly criticizes John McCain, who went after Mitt Romney for not supporting the President's tax cut plan soon enough when McCain himself failed to support a tax cut at all. Scarborough is right about McCain, who is now attempting to repackage himself as the Goldwater conservative that he was when he first came to the Senate. The Romney campaign is both correct and strategic in pointing out the anti-conservative positions McCain has held on issues like immigration, tax relief, and judges.
The problem is that John McCain is exactly right about Mitt Romney's record: It is flip-flop city.
If you are as pro-life as I am, this is hard to stomach. Mitt Romney says he is one of us, but his previous record has shown something different than what he is telling anti-McCain conservatives now. Could he have changed? Yes, it is possible-and I have always said that if he is the Republican nominee he will have my full support. I do think Mitt Romney is a conservative, but when he was Governor of Massachusetts, he was afraid to stand up for what he knew to be right.
If one accepts the premise that these are the only two to choose from, the choice is between pseudo-liberal political appeaser and a Massachusetts/Michigan dynasty man with no fortitude.