In the debate last night between Kerry and Bush, it occurred to me why John Kerry seems unable to speak freely — and it's not the flip-flop issue.
On the Patriot Act, on No Child Left Behind, he can't be too critical because he voted for both measures. Our culture allows for people to divorce and remarry a half-dozen times, it allows people to move from one apartment to another each year, it encourages shifting alliances on what you buy from moment to moment, but God forbid you can change your mind about taking away Constitutional rights or an education act that's a disaster for children.
Howard Dean would have been able to speak much more freely.
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