The Washington Times reports that Democratic Candidate for Governor Creigh Deeds admitted yesterday that some of his own views have changed since 1989.
Republican Candidate for Governor Bob McDonnell has said that since writing the thesis in 1989 that has garnered much attention from Deeds the past week, his life experiences have changed his views on many of the items in the 20 year old paper.
Mr. McDonnell said he no longer believes that working women and feminists are detrimental to families or that the state has a right to discriminate against “cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators.”
The Times also stated:
Concerning his own record, Mr. Deeds acknowledged voting in the Senate in 2005 and 2006 to put the proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions in Virginia on the ballot for a statewide ratification vote. But he said he voted against it in the November 2006 referendum.
So Deeds says he voted for the Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage before he voted against it. Talk about changing views.
Deeds also says he was against closing the “gun show loophole” before he was for closing it. Lovely!
After hearing McDonnell say his views have changed in the last 20 years and he no longer believes much of what he wrote back then, and Deeds himself admitting that his own views have changed on many things over those 20 years, Deeds went back to attacking McDonnell on the thesis.
Some things never change.