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“Leading from Behind” On Same Sex Marriage

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My new Townhall.com column puts President Obama’s lurch to the left on same-sex marriage in the context of his “leading from behind” foreign policy and his general inability to do anything but yield to naked political calculation.

That he was forced into his position by Joe Biden is not contested by the White House, but rather confirmed as the president tries, again, to have it both ways.

As the column notes, how the actual issue impacts the actual November result is hard to forecast, though it is possible it will cost the president a couple of points in a few crucial states.

More generally, however, it confirms the growing understanding of the president as a man without a shred of real conviction other than that he ought to have power and that when he gets power, he ought to use it for those who helped him get it.

The battle over the redefinition of marriage now moves to Minnesota, and I’ll be discussing that for most of today show. Minnesocoldians will be voting on marriage in November, and millions of out-of-state dollars will be flooding that zone from pro-same sex marriage activists, as happened in California when Prop 8 was contested here and as happened in North Carolina. When actually called upon to vote on the matter, most Americans still vote to preserve marriage, and there is a good chance they will do so again in Minnesota if there is adequate funding for the campaign. You can contribute to the campaign via the Minnesota for Marriage button at my ActRight list of key candidates and campaigns. Please do so today.

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