Nothing unusual there, except that less than two weeks ago Burr made these comments to the News&Observer:
In an interview last week, Burr shrugged off repeated surveys by Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling about potential opponents. The firm has pitched Burr against a variety of potential Democratic contenders, most of whom have dropped out of the race.
"I think it's ridiculous to go through hypothetical head-to-heads," Burr said.
"The next election is not even something I'm thinking about. Nor should I, until I know who I'm running against," he said.
Burr said he hasn't run any of his own polls yet.
"Why should I poll?" he asked. "I don't know who I'm running against."
So barely two weeks after calling us 'ridiculous' for testing hypothetical opponents against him he's doing it himself? What could have changed in two weeks to change his attitude so much? This is truly a bizarre development given his recent comments.