Monday, December 24, 2007

Things that make me go hmmm…

Via Talk Left...
In 1996, when he was running for a seat in the Illinois Senate, Obama's campaign filled out a questionnaire flatly stating that he did not support capital punishment. By 2004, his position was that he supported the death penalty "in theory" but felt the system was so flawed that a national moratorium on executions was required.

Today, he doesn't talk about a moratorium and says the death penalty is appropriate for "some crimes — mass murder, the rape and murder of a child — so heinous that the community is justified in expressing the full measure of its outrage."
I don't really have a problem with politicians, or anyone, really, who change positions. People do learn, and do change. Politicians who change from the right position to the wrong one, though? Something else again.

Something that makes me go hmmm.

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