The larger point here is that this controversy isn’t likely to go away. And the DNC convention, instead of a PR event for the President’s re-election, could be dominated by this conversation about gay rights, from the addition of a marriage equality plank to the platform to the protest against the convention site. There are already waves of criticism against the selection of Charlotte – North Carolina is a right-to-work state, there are no union hotels in Charlotte for attendees to stay at, it has a reputation as “Wall Street West” and is the home of Bank of America (there’s a rather large protest in Charlotte today, in fact, at the BofA shareholder meeting) – and this just gets layered on.
It just makes things more difficult, and the Obama campaign will have a devil of a time talking their way out of it.
UPDATE: I don’t know that Obama endorses marriage equality today with ABC News, but this is an interesting leak.
Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by FireDogLake