Chalk up a round one loss for Jason Kander in the Secretary of State race.
Walking in the footsteps of so many liberal flip-flops before him Jason Kander came out in support of Shane Schoeller's house bill requiring photo identification to vote in Missouri.
"...one of the big issues in this in this race is photo ID. My rule is real simple, photo ID, going to vote – if it, if a policy makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat, then I’ll be for it.”
Schoeller, backing Kander into a corner, issued a press release priasing his decision:
Schoeller welcomes Kander’s support on this issue, “It is imperative that we protect your vote and work to halt voter fraud. By requiring that a photo identification be presented helps us promote the integrity of our election process.”
Kander's defenders have, in turn, tried to walk back from the statement today, attempting to prove that Jason Kander didn't mean what he said when he said it.
It all boils down to one giant loss for Jason Kander early on in this race for Secretary of State.
He now is stuck between saying he's either flipped on a major issue or he didn't mean what he said.
And neither is a position from which to project strength heading into a long election season.
No matter how you slice it Kander doesn't look great coming out of this one.
At best he'll look like a say-anything politician.
With the anti-establishment movement still in full swing nationwide, looking like just another politician won't earn you any points.
He's learning the hard way.