July 11, 2004
The Tied Hands Of President Bush
It's looking like Bush's conservative base is forcing him to get more involved in the gay marriage debate. If I were Bush I'd tell them to screw themselves, but that's just me. It's not like they're going to vote for Kerry, and given how tight this election is liable to be I'm sure he can scare them enough to keep them from just staying home over this. That being said it looks like he's going to push this harder, which could really hurt him with the ever-valuable undecided moderates. We'll see how it pans out. Like the article says, it's not looking like the bill will pass the senate anyway, so there's the distinct possibility that Bush could make himself look like an ass to moderates by coming out swinging for this and not even get anything out of it.