There's a scene in Pulp Fiction (spoiler alert, for all you people who lead moss-like lives under big rocks in the middle of the Yukon) when hitmen Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield are engaged in one of their many heated tête-à-têtes (about whether or not their not getting pasted during a hit gone wrong was a miracle) as they ferry their informant Marvin to safety. When the criminal duo reaches a conversational impasse, Vincent appeals to Marvin, who demurs, insisting, "I don't even have an opinion." Ever the insistent fellow, Vincent turns to the backseat, unwittingly pointing his loaded gun at Marvin's head and says, "You gotta have an opinion..." Then the car hits a bump and Vincent accidentally shoots Marvin in the face, creating quite the little conundrum. The moral of the story, of course, is that people have to have opinions about stuff once they gather and process all the necessary info, especially if, let's just say, they're running for a very important political office.
Salon's Irin Carmon wrote Monday about the many nuanced positions Mitt Romney has taken on abortion, much to the consternation to just about every debate moderator or conservative special interest group in the country. Back in 2007, Romney disavowed his impetuous younger self, a pro-choice candidate for the Massachusetts governorship. The Obama campaign has recently picked up on this crucial flip-floppity moment by plucking out an especially damning Mittens soundbite: