We bloggers have known this since, well, forever, but it’s good to see it in print:
[A]n examination of Kerry’s words in more than 200 speeches and statements, comments during candidate forums and answers to reporters’ questions does not support the accusation [of flip-floping]. As foreign policy emerged as a dominant issue in the Democratic primaries and later in the general election, Kerry clung to a nuanced, middle-of-the road — yet largely consistent — approach to Iraq …
[T]aken as a whole, Kerry has offered the same message ever since talk of attacking Iraq became a national conversation more than two years ago.
Via Josh Marshall. It seems today that any position that can’t be answered as “yes” or “no” is perceived as a “flip-flop”. If it doesn’t work as a soundbite, it doesn’t work at all. A sad statement on the American electorate.