I’m looking over some of the RNC’s oppo research, and I have to say it’s pretty unimpressive. Here John Edwards stands condemned for criticizing some business practices that he’s had some second-degree association with in his private sector life. Maybe it was through these activities that Edwards learned about the issues and became convinced of the need for public action. Robert Oppenheimer wasn’t a hypocrite for having worked on the Manhattan Project and being opposed to nuclear weapons.
This on Obama is, if anything, even worse. He stands accused of having views on forward-looking Iraq strategy that aren’t the same as his views in June 2006 and that are radically different from his views in September 2004. But everyone’s opinions have shifted over the years — the situation keeps changing; keeps, in fact, getting worse.