Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | 7:20am
SOUND OFF: Are You More or Less Likely To Vote Obama Following His Announcement on Gay Marriage?
What are your thoughts on Gay Marriage?
While Vice President Joe Biden probably deserves more of the credit for putting Gay Marriage on the National spotlight, President Obama certainly validated it. In a political nipslip, Biden let the genie out of the bottle when he came out in support of the unconventional institution of marriage, a topic the president has been tip toeing around for the last year and a half.
But whether you believe the move was indeed an accident or calculated, the facts remains the issue divides the President’s two must-have groups. Young voters strongly support gay marriage, while African Americans especially southern conservatives strongly oppose it. Call it a game of political chicken but it seems to me the President is daring those black voters to abandon him in favor of Romney while fully embracing a growing and very vocal young pro-gay marriage minority.
But perhaps the issue is far simpler. According to the Washington Post, one in six of Obama’s heavy donators is gay. While its a smart move in my opinion over what to me is a “non-issue” I wonder what type of long-term effect this could have on the party as the Gay Rights movement evolves in the future. Its sure to infuriate the opposition whose Tea Party fracture groups will certainly have much to say come 2016. So what do you think? SOUND OFF: What do you think about Obama’s choice to support gay marriage and does it make him a better or worse candidate?