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Of Flip-Flops and Strength

How did John Kerry get tagged with being a “flip-flop?” Could any long-term legislator withstand this degree of voting record attention without being so labeled? Certainly the titles of bills, e.g., “Clean Air Act,” are not always a clear indication of their purpose. Even then, a bill could be poorly-written or laden with “pork” justifying a vote against it just on that basis.

Why does President Bush do so much better than Senator Kerry in polling on the “strength” issue? What aspects of current administration policy convey such strength? Has Kerry done anything to convey weakness?

Just wondering.

Posted by jbv at August 27, 2004 1:41 PM