My latest column for The Week deals with why voters are happy with ‘Moderate Mitt.’
This excerpt specifically explains why Obama’s attempts to paint Romney as a flip-flopper have largely flopped:
“Expecting someone to be shocked that a politician would move to the right (or left) to win a primary, and then tack to the center, is like Casablanca‘s Captain Renault being shocked — SHOCKED! — to find gambling at Rick’s Café.
The people who try to point out inconsistencies, more often than not, look like tattletales, while the voters are more sophisticated and Emersonian in their acceptance of the notion that ‘a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.’”