Republic writer Linda Valdez argues that President Obama’s support for gay marriage is a “gutsy” act (you can read her column here).
Here’s what Valdez says: “His stand is courageous because he may have alienated some of the independent voters he will need to win re-election. He took a chance for decency’s sake anyway.”
He might have, but is this the issue that will sway enough independent voters away from Obama and to Romney?
I don’t think so.
Seems to me that Obama found himself — after Joe Biden’s and Secretary of Education’s Arne Duncan’s pronouncements in favor of gay marriage — in a position of having to explain his so-called “evolution.”
I’d call it the typical cautiousness Obama displays. Does anyone really think he was ambivalent about gay marriage until recently?
No, I applaud the President for supporting — well, sort of supporting, since he believes this is a state’s rights issue — gay marriage.
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Bio: Mike McClellan has lived in Arizona since 1967 where he attended high school and the University of Arizona. McClellan taught high school English for 36 years, including 30 years at at Dobson High School in Mesa. He has been a contributing columnist to both the East Valley Republic editions and the East Valley Tribune.