rrnate wrote: * Energizes the base
* Engergizes young people (different than the old-reliables)
* Draws a nice line in the sand
* Adds a little substance to the "hope/change" deal
rrnate wrote:Let's face it - there aren't a lot of people who feel strongly anti-gay marriage that will end up voting for Obama anyway.
not true, in a tight election, the number of people moved by this issue could be significant. There are many religous, working class people whose votes are up for grabs, particularly in critical swing states.
rrnate wrote:I think the reports of Obama's advisors being divided over this are meaninglness - how many times do you think they all agree on anything?
OK, but theory that this week unfolded as a coordinated, clever strategy is not credible. Biden blew Obama's cover is what happened.