And you thought only Mitt changed positions! The fact is, all politicians flip-flop, all politicians pander. For some reason, voters and bloggers put more stock into what is said by a candidate rather than what their past record states.
Mitt Romney, though unclear on some stated positions, has still only flipped on one issue and that is abortion. However, he governed as a pro-life governor. He governed as a conservative, as a Republican, and as a person who successfully worked with the opposition party to accomplish great work.
John McCain, on the other hand, can talk all he wants. As he does, he continually changes positions, so what about his record? The fact is, it is less than desirable for much of the GOP electorate. He supported amnesty for illegal immigrants and was the principle author and promoter of McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform. While McCain may well be a decent candidate, he is not the agent for change and is not going to improve upon what President Bush has done. McCain has never led anything, has no executive experience. He is also far hazier on the issues than Mitt. McCain would not be a disaster of a President like Fred or Rudy, but why settle for mediocrity with John, when we can have excellence with Mitt?