Out of the blue, God only knows why, Al Gore has come out with a video that strongly endorses gay marriage.
Not exactly the endorsement Obama was hoping for.
Most Americans, of course disapprove of gay marriage, while supporting civil unions, which puts the Democratic candidates in an awkward position:
It pushes the Democratic establishment that much closer to a position he now shares with Eliot Spitzer and some other leading Dems, and is prompting a bit of grumbling in gay political circles that this batch of candidates aren’t quite there.”Gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heterosexual men and women — to make contracts, to have hospital visiting rights, to join together in marriage, and I don’t understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage,” he says on the video, which appears on his Current TV network. “Shouldn’t we be promoting the kind of faithfulness and loyalty to ones partner regardless of sexual orientation?”
Hillary and Obama say, er…thanks a lot, Al…great timing!
Gore’s video can be seen at The Politico.
In other good news for Democrats…Ralph Nader is considering throwing his hat into the ring!
Ralph Nader has formed a presidential exploratory committee, and said in an interview Wednesday that he will launch another presidential bid if he’s convinced he can raise enough money to appear on the vast majority of state ballots this fall.
I wonder if he’ll be running in his worn out shoes.