Flip Flop

Flip flopping is when a candidate changes his mind repeatedly on an issue so that nobody knows where he really stands. When a candidate simply changes his mind, that is not flip flopping, though unscrupulous rivals may accuse him of that (as Christy Clark did to Adrian Dix in the 2013-05-14 BC election). The real crime is to campaign with one position, then switch to the opposite after election, such as the BC Liberals did with their promise not to institute the HST (Harmonised Sales Tax).

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)