There's nothing like a pleasant Hobson's choice:
President Barack Obama and his aides rapidly reversed their strategic course Thursday morning, shifting the center of their attacks on Mitt Romney back toward the oldest criticisms of the Republican: That he's a flip-flopper....
The Obama campaign denied any change in strategy, saying they are "honing in" on Romney's supposed dishonesty with the American people. But the message is clear — Mitt Romney will say anything to get elected president.
I for one am delighted to see the Obama camp revert to the flip-flopping Mitt-will-say-anything attack. It just feels right. Because as even schoolchildren know by now, Mitt will say anything. No one-especially his base--ever believed Romney was a sincerely severe conservative. Although he can be. And no one ever believed Mitt is a centrist. Although he can be. And no ever believed Mitt is center-leftie. Although he can be, and once was, until he needed to be something else.
Now will come that gorgeous torrent of Mitt-clips on every major issue. Mitt one day on taxes; an entirely different Mitt, another day, on taxes. Mitt one day on Romney/ObamaCare; an entirely different Mitt, another day, on Romney/ObamaCare. Mitt one day on Medicare; an entirely different Mitt, another day, on Medicare. And so on.
Ah, the good old days, admixed with today, and of course changeable tomorrow.