2:19 PM, April 18th, 2012
In politics, the flip-flopper label is deemed deadly, the fingering of a candidate with no fixed principles. But I suspect that, with swing voters at least, it helps Romney. If voters believe he was just throwing red meat to voracious primary voters — and that the real Mitt would govern as a sensible man of the center-right — the damage of the last few months could be mitigated.
Howard Kurtz is thinking Mitt’s flip flopping will actually help him in the general election, where he’ll appear as a closet moderate. 
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