What Principles Allow Coffman To Be Who He Is?

Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo's string of attacks against U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman raise questions again about what underlying principles motivate Coffman.

Tancredo now says he doesn't know if Coffman, a Republican from Aurora, has "any real set of principles" at all.

But reporters haven't really explored the question about how Coffman can go from being, for example, opposed to all abortion, even for rape, to being okay with some abortions. Or from embracing Tancredo as a "hero" to apparently ignoring Tancredo's criticism of him. Or from saying the Dream Act is a "nightmare" to allegedly supporting it.

It's time for reporters to help us understand the set of principles that allow Coffman to act this way.

To illustrate the point, I offer this video: