Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a flip-flopper
, too: Elected on a platform of balancing the budget, he substantially increased spending with his New Deal.
While Romney's camp dismissedObama's taunt as a gimmick, the image of Romney as a flip-flopper
, one that his fellow conservatives have hit him with in the past, might yet gain traction with undecided voters.
Politically, the president will have to go back to portraying Romney as a flip-flopper
instead of an ideologue.
On issues other than healthcare and taxes, Romney has a record of being either a liberal-left Republican or--at best--an opportunistic flip-flopper
The supreme leader has become the supreme flip-flopper
Front-runner Mitt Romney cemented his reputation as a flip-flopper
largely due to his cynical positioning as a "pro-family" candidate during the 2008 Republican presidential primaries, trumpeting his opposition to gay marriage during his years as Massachusetts governor to win over evangelicals wary of his Mormonism.
In a much odder recreational choice, Kerry went windsurfing off the coast of Nantucket, giving the Bush campaign a great visual for one of its most effective attack ads, which dubbed Kerry a flip-flopper
But the perception that he was a soulless flip-flopper
dogged Romney through 2007 and into 2008.
This is the consistent Democratic strategy even though being a flip-flopper
or Republican-lite sabotages their candidates.
But the one thing that would definitely unite them is that they share the butt of an insult from political flip-flopper
If that strikes some in his Ontario riding of Halton as odd, it is: Turner was elected promising that "the people of Halton deserve better than an arrogant flip-flopper
for their Member of Parliament," and he was blistering in his criticism of Liberal David Emerson, who crossed the floor last February to join the Conservative cabinet.
So Helms started running Iv ads attacking Hunt a full 18 months ahead of Election Day, taunting him as a liberal flip-flopper
with the tagline, "Where Do You Stand, Jim?
Having opted for the life of a foppish, flippant, flip-flopper
, I find that I have become somewhat ragged around the edges.
Kaine, however, has attracted criticism for being a flip-flopper
, because while he opposes the death penalty and abortion as a matter of faith, he states he'll uphold Virginia's laws permitting them.
It is the height of hypocrisy for Bush to attack Kerry as a flip-flopper
when Bush has broken so many promises and contradicted himself so many times.