Obama has grabbed the¬†initiative¬†with his change in stance over Marriage equality. Could this in turn bite Mitt Romney on the arse:
Most obviously, Romney now has to decide how he responds. Thus far, the de facto GOP nominee has been content to mechanically cite his opposition to gay marriage and his support for a constitutional ban. But his heart is rarely in it. Indeed, he’s seemed pretty determined to duck the issue since Sunday, when Joe Biden shoved it to the center of the national conversation. That‚Äôs partly, I think, because Romney‚Äôs no bigot. (The guy appointed the first chief diversity officer in the history of his state, for crying out loud.) But it‚Äôs mostly because, while swing voters may be ambivalent about gay marriage itself, they‚Äôre much¬†less¬†comfortable with displays of intolerance. Many of the same voters who would profess squeamishness over the idea would punish a politician for crusading against it. If you don‚Äôt believe me, just consider that, prior to this week, the White House was perfectly comfortable opposing efforts to ban gay marriage even though it stopped conspicuously short of embracing gay marriage.