On the first Monday in October the Supreme Court punted on same-sex marriage – now legal in 30 states. Upon reflection here, on the first Tuesday in October, I urge that we just stop talking about this unless our goal is to usher Hillary Clinton into the Oval Office.
This is what politicos call a “wedge issue” – more heat than light, never to be resolved. If the first GOP presidential debate were to be held today, there would be 15 podiums on the stage – 16 if Gov. Mike Huckabee decides to stop being coy. That alone produces enough noise to make Mrs. Clinton seem inevitable by comparison.
“Noise” in 2012 included “oops” from our governor, “legitimate rape,” and “47 percent”, all bloopers that bounced around the echo chamber to the detriment of the GOP’s real message. The result was the re-election of a president who, on paper, was not re-electable. Continuing to debate the marriage issue that the Supreme Court chose not to debate only arms Mrs. Clinton with another wedge issue.
Let’s be clear. I oppose gay marriage. I now lament that it is fait accompli. But as strongly as I oppose gay marriage I oppose the idea of a President Hillary Clinton more.
We lost this one. If we continue to litigate it we will lose the White House – again. Senator Ted Cruz and other attention junkies do us no favor by jumping in front of a parade that has long ago passed the reviewing stand.
On the subject of gay marriage it’s time for us on the right to simply accept that we lost and move on.