Back in 2000, during a debate with George W. Bush, Senator John McCain chastised the future President for embracing a Republican platform on abortion that didn't include exemptions for rape, incest or the health of the mother. Eight years later, and now the GOP nominee for President, McCain has abandoned his own convictions, and is taking a "hands off approach" to the drafting of the new party platform, which will of course not include those crucial exemptions. This video tracks the evolution of McCain's position from thoughtful and nuanced to simplistic and extremist.
"I have kept a consistent position on right to life. And I haven't changed my position on even numbered years or have changed because of the different offices I'm running for."
John McCain: Doing anything necessary to win.
[HT: MissLaura for the idea]