Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Obama's Speech: The Promise of Legal Gay Marriage?

This post has been migrated to my essay blog. The new direct link is here.


Anonymous said...

Huh? You read an awful lot into those words...Did you not hear him state during his campaign that he believed (right or wrong) that marriage should be between a man and a woman? He is playing the game to gain and keep his political power. This guy is not a different politician, just a better-than-average one.

Jason Herrboldt said...

Sure, I heard Obama's earlier comments about "traditional" marriage. That's why I put a question mark on the title of my blog. My gut tells me he's privately in favor of legalizing gay marriage, but is also keenly aware that his ability to stay in office is a function of his reading of the popular American sentiment. I'm not 100% sure of this, but I really felt a strong pro-gay marriage sentiment beneath his rhetoric.