It’s only a matter of time — and probably not much time — before gay marriage is the law of the land. Opposition is quickly declining, and opposition is strongest among older Americans, who won’t be around forever. Younger voters don’t see it as a big deal.
With the GOP going back to the 1950’s on issues involving women, President Obama should take advantage of their backwardness and not try to move too far forward too fast. He shouldn’t squander the hole the Republicans have dug for themselves by digging one for himself.
If I were President Obama, I would settle for winks and nods from Biden and Cabinet secretaries, but not go out on the gay marriage limb myself.
He won North Carolina last time, and tonight North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. It isn’t worth his making a statement that won’t change anything for gay couples, but could cost him North Carolina and states like Florida, Virginia, and Ohio.
It won’t help gays to have Mitt in the White House — just ask Ric Grenell.