McCain evolves, Obama flip flops. And so the double standard continues in this most curious of campaign seasons. Senator McCain can change positions and muddle through confusing reconstructions. He can reach out to weird religious figures like the Reverends Parsley and Hagee and employ the services of “economic guru” Phil Gramm. Or he can disavow the zany prelates and Gramm when they become too cumbersome. Whatever or whomever he chooses to embrace, or not, is all just part of an ever-evolving McCain campaign. But if Obama re-evaluates a position or reconsiders previous attachments he is attacked for being disloyal, weak and lacking judgment.

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