Coming Out Swinging

The Obama Campaign is out with a new ad contrasting the President's "Forward" position on marriage equality to Mitt Romney's backward thinking.  The spot even includes former Governor Bush to show that Romney is to the right of him.  This ad also shows that the President and the campaign aren't going to hide from this issue and that they are prepared.

During the ABC News interview the President says he had decided to make his position known before the Democratic National Convention but that Biden forced an earlier announcement:

"He probably got out a little over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit," Obama said in an interview that aired Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." "Would I have preferred to have done this in my own way on my own terms without, I think, there being a lot of notice to everybody? Of course. But all's well that ends well."

It's too early to know if this "ends well" politically for the President but the campaign seems to be banking on being on the right side of this issue.  With Romney having to defend his Right flank he'll have a really hard time not coming across as a flaming bigot.  And since Maggie Gallagher of NOM says her organization is determined to make marriage equality an issue during the election it may not fade into the sunset like Romney might wish it to.  Poor guy, every time he tries to focus on the economy the culture war jumps in.

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