I must say, I find continued Democratic reluctance to take this stance baffling. I mean, there's probably a half dozen senators at this point that openly support gay marriage, when upwards of 40% support it nationally, most of whom are left-leaning. And it's clearly not electoral poison. It's not like pro-life politicians never get elected, and that position polls about as well as gay marriage at this point.
So, hopefully the endorsement of the ultimate triangulator will help to make the pro-equality position the default in Democratic politics, at least outside the Nelsons and Landrieus of the party. I'm not exactly the biggest Clinton admirer, though I can't deny that he's an expert at knowing which way the wind blows.
The Man, The Myth, The Bio
- East Bay, California, United States
- Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.