Coleman Tries to Blur

Here's some video of Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) talking to anti-war constituents and giving a preview of the political strategy I think we'll be seeing more of from Republicans representing moderate areas:

As observed by the Uptake, Coleman repeatedly says that "we shouldn’t be in the middle of a civil war" even though in his role as a United States Senator he's consistently cast votes designed to ensure that we do just that. His hope seems to be that triangulating rhetoric combined with steadfast support for Bush when it comes time to vote can shield him from the wrath of the pro-war base and the anti-war middle alike.