This is why I hate politics.
A successful campaign almost requires some fibbing — the candidate is either less extreme than he’s telling his party’s base, or more extreme than he’s telling the general public. The trick is not to get caught — not to be too obvious in the tactical compromises that are necessary in the marathon race of a presidential campaign.
So, will there be anyone to vote for in 2008? Or will it once again be voting against? Sigh…Why can’t we just put honest people in office? I know politics is about compromise, but still. I think I’d rather vote for a raving liberal that is up-front about it than vote for a waffling sit-on-the-fencer that stands here, there, and everywhere.