Clinton was against the death penalty when he won his first term as Governor. During that term he granted clemency (and had released from prison) a man who [later] committed a few very brutal murders. He was lambasted by the media on this issue, and lost the bid for a second term. When he ran again and won he then supported the death penalty.
To me the above information makes his support (during the Presidential campaign) for the execution of a mentally retarded man even more contemptible because he knows better!
Bush did a similar about-face on pro-choice in 1980 when he was running for the Republican nomination. He was strongly pro-choice. As soon as Reagan got the nomination and asked him to be Vice President, he flip flopped to the anti- choice position. (I refuse to buy into the term "pro-life.")
N. S. C., Seattle WA
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