Let’s hope Barack Obama wins the election.
The full NYT article is here and is worth a read:
Fantastic piece. Thanks for posting.
Gotta love a Free and Enlightened PRESS. I really don’t want to drag out that old saying….”I told you so”….if President Obama isn’t re elected.
From this article is would seem that even the NY T is preferring the trivial over the essential – jobs, jobs, jobs…..(not to mention Obama’s foreign policy concept now in tatters). Frankly, I don’t see how equal marriage in the US will progress any differently whoever is President. The last time they tried a national policy – Prohibition – so as to damp down the all-powerful interests and desires of Mankind, it didn’t work out so well……..
So I wouldn’t worry about Romney too much on this one issue.
Equal marriage rights are decided at state level. Romney wants a constitutional amendment to prevent states legalising equal marriage. The Democrat leadership is pro-LGBT, and the Republican leadership is anti-LGBT. There is a clear divide.
The election is about much more than equal marriage, admittedly. But the NYT article in my view – as a British Conservative – sets out very insightfully why Obama, and not Romney, is the worthy candidate, on most of the substantive issues.
Romney didn’t exactly cover himself in foreign policy glory when he insulted the UK about the Olympics !
He offended David Cameron so much that he had to give him a ticking off by pointedly remarking that it was easy to organise an Olympics in the middle of nowhere.
Finally the NYTimes does the right thing! And they did it very well in an excellent and enlightening rational and over-view.