Will the GOP platform double down on gay marriage?
Will the GOP platform take the opportunity of Obama's public support for gay marriage to pick up the voters that feel strongly otherwise? Romney used the occasion of his speech at a Baptist college, Liberty University, to bring up the topic and restate his position against it.
Santorum says Romney needs to take advantage of this:
Rick Santorum is urging Mitt Romney to "step up" and weaponize the issue of same-sex marriage.
"This is a very potent weapon, if you will, for Governor Romney if he's willing to step up and take advantage of a president who is very much out of touch with the values of America," Santorum said in an eye-opening live interview with Arkansas TV station KARK, a CNN affiliate.
"Hopefully Governor Romney will continue to stand tall for his position on this issue and understand how detrimental it would be for society for it to have this changed," Santorum also told the Arkansas station.
"Governor Romney has to talk about his values," he added. "That's the most important thing."
Can this be an issue that gets people to vote for this issue even more than any concern for the economy (that is, this trumps all other issues for them)?
That's every bit as big a bet as Obama has taken in declaring his support. Course I guess it only matters in the swing states.
Here is a link that might be useful: source