Gephardt: Dean not consistent

by on January 14th, 2004

In a scathing criticism of presidential candidate Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt today said it’s impossible to know where Dean really stands on the issues, given his ever-changing attitudes.

“It’s become nearly impossible to know what Howard Dean really believes,” Mr. Gephardt said in a speech at a rally in Nevada, Iowa. […]

Representative Gephardt accused Dr. Dean of switching sides on live-wire Democratic issues like the North American Free Trade Agreement, Medicare cuts and a ban on assault weapons.

His gaffes are no laughing matter as well. Dean is no doubt conflicted about his real beliefs and beliefs that will give him a shot at the White House this Nov. If he moves toward the center, he alienates his base, a base that has donated money to his campaign in droves. But if he sticks with the anti-Bush, isolationist and tax-hike crowd, he’ll alienate John Q. American.

What’s a Dean to do? Apparently, he’s going to try to please both groups by flip-flopping on the issues.

Note: Today is Wictory Wednesday. Every Wednesday, I and a handful of other bloggers ask our readers to donate to the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign to make sure this flip-flopper never sees the inside of the White House.

Etalkinghead Staff