Remember all those mind-numbing Democratic debates when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama tussled over the only real policy difference — individual health care mandates? Guess what: Obama is about to do another “never mind,” it seems, on this one. He now is hinting that an individual health insurance mandate–which he previously deemed was unneeded and burdensome to working people–might be just fine after all. It is hard to tell at this point whether he means it now, didn’t mean it before, or plans to mean it later on.
Howard Kurtz details that the media is barely exposing Obama’s rapid and blatant reversals which now pop up daily. Perhaps they can only muster an occasional spasm of outrage and having used up the quotient on campaign finance reform are back to making excuses for the Obama campaign. But frankly there is a substantial amount of coverage that is more robust and certainly more skeptical of Obama than we saw earlier in the year.
And after all it’s up to the McCain camp to make their own case, just as Republicans in prior years had to make themselves heard above the MSM din. Perhaps it’s time to move on from energy policy and get McCain personally into the act. If he thinks Obama is vulnerable as a fraud or as an irresolute leader then he needs to say it and not delegate that task to the email brigade at his campaign.