Huh? Politicians routinely backpedal and tap dance around issues their "base" might see them as squishy on. But Rudolph Giuliani's vote for McGovern rather than Nixon, and his subsequent explanation, reach new levels of flip-flopping.
Rudy: Yes, I Voted For McGovern, But I Actually Preferred Nixon
As he seeks to court GOP primary voters, one potential sticking point has been his opposition to the Vietnam War in the early 1970s and his vote for Dem George McGovern in 1972. But Rudy has now concocted a new explanation for that vote: He didn't mean it. . .
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