Gay Marriage Debate (in terms the persident can understand)

Pro: Gimme!

Con: No, it’s mine!

Pro: C’mon, share!

Con: No, I’m not done with it!

Pro: Please? That’s not fair!

Con: No, You’ll break it!

and so on…

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  1. I’ve yet to see any commentary address this particular aspect of the announcement: it targets African American voters. As a bloc the community votes Democrat, but is known for social conservatism. Black church groups, or more specifically het male members of same, are very, very, very conservative on this issue.

    Discuss.

  2. After reading the times today, something came to mind: This is about the debates – Bush phrased his announcement so that he can ask his opponent “Will you support an constitutional amendment to protect marriage?” and then look good when he says no. It also sets up a motivating scenario for voters – if you don’t re-elect me, this won’t get done.

    I didn’t know that Kerry was one of the few Senators to vote against the defence of marriage act. It’s practically the only thing that I’ve heard about him that sparks my interest.

  3. I’m not sure this will will work in the debates. Already, the White House is backing away from / prevaricating on Bush’s statement. I think this was a tactical error because it’s so blatantly divisive. Americans may be homophobic, but they are also fair. Most won’t want to mess with the Constitution to limit rights, expand the power of the Federal government. The Democrats can form decent arguments to undermine Bush on this front. The question is: will they?

  4. After reading the times today, something came to mind: This is about the debates – Bush phrased his announcement so that he can ask his opponent “Will you support an constitutional amendment to protect marriage?” and then look good when he says no. It also sets up a motivating scenario for voters – if you don’t re-elect me, this won’t get done.

    I didn’t know that Kerry was one of the few Senators to vote against the defence of marriage act. It’s practically the only thing that I’ve heard about him that sparks my interest.

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