We know politicians flip-flop regularly and Mitt Romney is a prime example of such behavior. His changes have been reasonably documented by an adversary press and his primary opponents. To no one’s surprise “The One” who was above politics turns out to be just another politician, perhaps worse than the others he complained about. His latest move towards revealing himself as just another conniving pol willing to do anything to get re-elected comes with his change of positions on gay marriage.
Regardless of what your views might be on gay marriage, your views on the President having no beliefs other than those which will help him get re-elected should have been confirmed. Pat McMahon summarizes this profile in cowardice:
The issue is not same-sex marriage. The issue is that the president of the United States is playing petty politics. Barack Obama supported gay marriage in 1996, opposed it in 2004, opposed it in 2008, and now supports it in 2012. Mitt Romney has long been accused of being a flip-flopper on many issues and not having core beliefs, but what exactly does this show about President Obama? Well, for one, it shows he is one hell of a political acrobat. More importantly, it shows us that he will do or say anything to win re-election. Same-sex marriage has fervent supporters and fervent detractors, all from different backgrounds and walks of life. What should alarm both supporters and detractors of gay marriage is the fact that Barack Obama supported it, opposed it, and now supports it again. Where will the winds take him next?