Dick Cheney’s recent stand against a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage (novices: that’s a “pro-gay” stance) was certainly a surprise to most of us. He publicly broke with the President – his boss – and stated his own opinion: that marriage should be left to the various states.
Cheney also stated that the President makes policy, and that he (Cheney) was only stating his own opinion. He reiterated his pride in and love for both of his daughters. The question for debate is:
How will Dick Cheney’s public support of gay unions affect the GOP’s ability to get out the vote this November?
It seems to me that it could go both ways, or have no effect. I can see moderates who are stuck on that specific issue taking his stance as a ray of sunshine; they can now hold their noses a little less firmly and vote for Bush/Cheney. I can also see far-right conservatives so put off by his acceptance of the “Sodomites” that they stay home from the polls. Will this be a net gain, or a net loss, for the GOP?
Self-identified conservatives and/or Republicans, feel free to share your own opinions here, since you’re one member of the class in question. Liberals, please include your name and town if you wish to opine.