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Cindy McCain: By next presidential election, both US parties will support equal marriage

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  1. Robert in S. Kensington 18 Jun 2013, 4:42pm

    Wishful thinking, Mrs. McCain. The current republican platform officially do NOT support it into the 2016 election. None of the candidates eyeing the White House will support it because it means losing their religion addicted base and Tea Party scumbags. No moderate republican stands a chance of a presidential bid, political suicide.

    1. Midnighter 18 Jun 2013, 4:55pm

      Sadly I agree with you Robert. They’ve already ignored the advice of their own post-election review and the party’s core are vocally determined to continue to remain unbending in the winds of change. The only way they’ll adapt is for the old dead wood to be replaced by younger and more flexible thinkers, who seem in short supply in that party. Failing an in-house coup I don’t anticipate any such change within the next decade, but I’d be delighted to be wrong about that.

  2. Commander Thor 18 Jun 2013, 5:10pm

    What the parties think may be irrelevant, depending on SCOTUS’s decision…

  3. Why is it that Anne Romney is not maturing like Cindy McCain? Mrs. McCain is a bit late to the table, but I’m so glad she’s using her goodwill to make life better for LGBT people. I suppose Anne Romney will remain thought of as an American Marie Antoinette.

    1. Cindy McCain isn’t married to a Bishop in the Mormon cult. That’s why.

  4. Then that is evidence that Cindy McCain is certifiably insane! As if marrying John McCain wasn’t evidence enough!

  5. I doubt it.

    The Democratic candidate will always be for gay marriage after this point, but I don’t think the Republican candidate will be for it until at least 2020.

    The Republican party is just too backwards at the moment.

    1. Not necessarily. There have been several very influential Republicans backing the idea of gay marriage lately. I doubt it is conviction as much as realizing that America’s ideological shifts are going to only marginalize them further unless they change.

    2. 2020 isn’t that far away! It’s the election after next. But I’m inclined to agree. If the Republicans lose 2016, then I think there’s a reasonable chance of them fielding a candidate in 2020 that supports marriage equality. If they win in 2016 (which I really hope they don’t), then I think the Tea Party influence will remain too strong for too long, and in that case, I don’t see a gay-friendly Republican candidate happening until 2028.

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