Daily Revolt

May 16, 2007

Republican Debate More About Identity than Solutions

The Republican presidential candidates seemed to spend more time debating what is a Republican than about how solve the nation's problems. The truth is that the major candidates have flip-flopped so often that you can't tell what they are. If you are politician for either party it is all about riding the public opinion wind. I challenge you to tell the difference between Giuliani, McCain, Romney, and Clinton:
- Romney and Giuliani both were forced to defend their positions on abortion. Romney said the voters, not the courts, should determine whether abortion is permitted.

- McCain, who famously called Falwell and the Rev. Pat Robertson "agents of intolerance" after losing South Carolina's presidential primary in 2000, issued a statement calling Falwell "a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country."[...]McCain and Falwell repaired their icy relationship years later, with McCain delivering the 2006 commencement address at Falwell's Liberty University.

- The most aggressive was former Virginia governor James S. Gilmore III, who accused Sen. John McCain of Arizona, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and Huckabee of not being true conservatives.

- Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado also referred to his rivals' sometimes changing positions, saying, "I trust those conversions when they happen on the road to Damascus, not on the road to Des Moines."

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