This is interesting. The Elliott campaign says Tim Griffin has done a 180 on the Fair Tax, the punishing 30 percent sales tax that would be a gift to billionaires, a devastating lick to the poor and middle class.
Today, Elliott quotes Griffin as saying at a candidate forum he did not support the Fair Tax. He would join Elliott in that position.
He couldn’t have endorsed it more enthusiastically in this interview recorded on KARN, house radio for right-wing Republicans. Perhaps he thought only Republicans were listening.
The Elliott campaign comments below.
I have a question in to the Griffin campaign to see if he was for it before he was against it; still for it, or what? I suspect he’s merely tailoring his message to his far more moderate general election audience, which raises the core question: Does Tim “Cager” Griffin have a core?
UPDATE: Sorry, I just couldn’t add the Griffin response from Quigley-Cox Stadium via iPhone. (Tigers gave Pine Bluff a scare before losing 28-21 before a large crowd.) Anyway, Griffin indeed admits he flip-flopped. Obviously, he doesn’t characterize it that way, except in the essentials. My bet is with more “homework,” and the right crowd to pitch to (like a Tea Party driven GOP House caucus), he’d be right back with the Fair Tax crowd when it suited. His strain to explain is on the jump.