thanks but no thanks

So Dan Gillmor says that Dean’s new campaign manager is a horrible, horrible lobbyist. Unfortunate. He also harps on Dean’s flip-flopping, something I find not that important. I like a politician who expresses an opinion, reconsiders, then changes his mind. Flip-flopping, while easy to play ‘gotcha’ journalism with, indicates three things:

  • A politican with an opinion
  • A politician who considers things
  • A politician who can change his mind based on consideration

Now, Gillmor’s charges of Dean’s pandering on the religious and family fronts are just disturbing. This kind of wedge issue stuff is just ridiculous. Dean shouldn’t play to it, and neither should anyone else.

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