Originally Posted by Amnorix
You can argue Obama's "flip flops" on things like Guantanamo Bay, but I'd suggest it's more idealism colliding with reality once additional facts are discovered.
Romney has taken 180 degree turns for simple political expediencies sake. MULTIPLE times. Going from pro choice to anti abortion, going from RomneyCare to bucking ObamaCare to waffling on ObamaCare, the list is pretty endless. Seriously, there's no comparison.
This isn't really true. Romney went from pro-choice to anti-abortion when he was still a Massachusetts politician and that can't be politically expedient. Romney's position on Obamacare hasn't changed from "bucking" to "waffling". He's been opposed to Obamacare but in favor of some of the reforms in Obamacare all along.
On the other hand, you can't tell me that closing Gitmo (and the headaches that would have created) or holding high profile terror trials in the heart of NYC would have ended up being popular for Obama.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will