After watching GWB and JFK go at it in round one of the political grandstand in Florida, I found myself pondering the choices, and concluded that both of these guys make lots of promises to get us to the same place - some peaceful Utopia where everybody is free and gainfully employed, and terrorists are something that students study in their history classes.
So what is the difference between them? GWB complained that JFK is a flip-flopper, as he and his campaigners consistently remind us, while GWB is a decisive guy that stays the course and never blinks.
So, I thought, if you are trying to get from point A to point B, and you are consistent about getting to point B, but alter your route when you see a traffic jam or your car breaks down and you have to find an alternate means of getting there, are you a flip-flopper?
If on the way there, you take just one wrong turn. Say, you turn right at a stop sign where you were supposed to go left. Does it make sense to keep going and stay the course on the road you are on, or is it worth doing a U-turn. Or do you assume just because you turned “right”, it was the correct thing to do?
I concluded that if we really want to get to point B, then the choice is a question of method. I prefer somebody who is willing to do a U-turn when necessary to get back on course. And if a traffic jam happens along the way, try the frontage road or some other alternate route.