Andrew Sullivan in July of 2004:
Kerry may be the right man – and the conservative choice – for a difficult and perilous time.
Andrew Sullivan, yesterday:
This speech, to my mind, was a conservative one by a conservative president who seeks first and foremost to use existing institutions to address the new challenges of the moment, and then seeks pragmatic compromises, always open to future checks and balances, in those places where such institutions clearly need reform and adjustment.
But then, conservatism really is whatever Andrew defines it to be at any given moment, of course.