Here’s what we said on July 15:
… we’ll predict (if the polls continue to slide away) Obama will flip-flop on increased gas production soon — with something like “It’s what I’ve been saying all along, we’ve got to increase supply to lower prices”. As McCain and Obama are now tied nationally, the gas price issue will continue to create problems for Obama — especially as Obama’s policies (if enacted) make the problem worse. If the polls continue to move away from him, he’ll be forced to once again flip-flop for political expediency (“that’s not the drilling I remember”).
And lo and behold, the savior of the world flip-flopped again, just as we predicted. The polls continue to slide away, and he’s now for increased drilling. Surprise! It’s Change!
Could it be because the vast majority of the country wants to increase energy production at home he’s flip-flopped again?
Add the drilling flip-flop to flip-flops on gun-control, FISA, public campaign financing, visiting the troops, Jerusalem and Israel, and so on, and it’s quickly apparent Obama is just your basic old-school politician (but lacking experience) — been there, done that.
There’s nothing magical at all, just someone who will say anything to get elected, and if elected, will make the situation worse from his inexperience (when someone can make Hillary look good by comparison … ).
Of course, calling him a flip-flopper implies he actually held a position to change. Some of these involve changes (oops, “clarifications”) within a day or two.
So is Obama actually learning about these situations he was previously unaware of, and changing his views (in which case he lacks basic experience), or is he just changing for political expediency to help the polls?
Either way, it’s bad.