Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Republic Admits It: Obama's 'Bold' Move Bombed

Even the liberal New Republic now admits that what was billed as President Obama's boldest move yet may have been far less than it seemed and may have have consequently bombed. Here's an excerpt:
The results are in: The electorate on the whole regards Barack Obama’s proclamation of personal support for gay marriage as a political maneuver, rather than an expression of heartfelt belief. Unfortunately, if Obama’s heavily hyped interview last week was in fact a political calculation, it was a bad bet—from a purely strategic standpoint, that is, not a moral one—since it seems to have hurt him in the polls. The giddiness and jubilation that marked the press coverage—see the covers of Newsweek and The New Yorker, which The New Republic all but predicted—could hardly be further from the mundane reception afforded the announcement by the general public.
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