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He believes that developments with the war in Iraq, the abysmal government response to Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast, and a sense that President Bush has not made social issues a priority have all undercut support for Republicans among their social conservative base. It makes it more difficult to use social issues to mobilize that base.
Jonathan Rauch, a political writer with the National Journal who is openly gay, said the polling numbers on gay marriage and civil unions haven’t changed much over the last few years. “It is very hard to move public opinion on this issue; a lot of people have made up their minds.”
Originally posted by Scramjet76
Well for once it seems like gay issues are taking a backseat to more pressing issues like the War on Terror and Iraq.
I just don't get why some people need to feel better than others, just because of who they sleep with
Hopefully the religious right will stay home, maybe take a refresher course on the bible
The timing of the verdict, which had been scheduled weeks ago, stirred anxiety among Democrats who worried it could be a "November surprise" that would persuade Republicans to turn out, much as the release of an Osama bin Laden tape just before the 2004 election was credited with helping to put Bush over the top. Some voiced suspicions that the Bush administration had orchestrated the court schedule to influence the vote, a contention the White House rejected.