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Mitt Romney's flip-flop-flip

He's done it again.

And this time, Mitt Romney's taking the flip-flop to new levels of absurdity.

In June, Romney expressed his support for SB 5, a law pushed through by Ohio's Republican legislature and Gov. John Kasich that curtails workers' bargaining rights. (Among other things, the law bans public-employee unions from bargaining over health insurance and makes public-employee striking illegal). Romney wrote on Facebook on June 18: "My friends in Ohio are fighting to defend crucial reforms that the state has put in place to limit the power of union bosses and keep taxes low. I stand with John R. Kasich and Ohio's leaders as they take on this important fight to get control of government spending."

Then yesterday, when visiting an Ohio phone bank on SB 5, which Ohio voters have a chance to repeal in a November referendum, Romney refused to take a position, saying he was "not terribly familiar" with the ballot initiatives.

And today? Another 180. Romney told reporters that he fully supports Gov. Kasich "110 percent."

That's a flip-flop-flip—a dizzyingly fast one at that. And it's one of the most striking examples of Romney's lack of core convictions—and his willingness to say whatever it takes, no matter how ridiculous he may seem, to get elected.