Colbert to Harold Ford: Hi, Flip-Flopper

Implies politician is flip-flopping on abortion, gay marriage
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2010 9:35 AM CST

(Newser) – Harold Ford Jr. got the coveted "Colbert bump" last night when he appeared on the Colbert Report to discuss his possible New York Senate run—but probably not in quite the way he expected. Colbert, who started off by noting that "evidently, six minutes at my interview table counts as New York state residency," implied the former Tennessee congressman is a bit of a flip-flopper when it comes to abortion and gay marriage.

Colbert pointed out that, four years ago, Ford claimed to have been "not pro-choice at one time," but the politician wouldn't budge on that, insisting he's always been pro-choice but against late-term abortions. When it came to gay marriage, however, Ford admitted Colbert was right: "Over the last few years I've come to a different opinion, and I'm for marriage equality."

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