I think this will excite the base a bit. By base, I mean all those college kids he had out stomping around for him in 07/08. This should level into more of a positive than a negative with more fundraising and a higher excitement level than the recent "ho-hum" attitude. Especially when Romney inserts his foot in his mouth by stating he supports DOMA.
I agree that this is what they're trying to do. I'm just not sure that it'll work. I really don't think that Obama's getting a relatively ho-hum attitude from college students this time around because he failed to do enough to push gay marriage forward. Or at least I don't think that's enough of the reason to increase their support at the polls anywhere near the number he'll lose among blue collar working class Dems. Gaining a small amount of excitement among a group that has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in return for alienating another group that has a much higher rate seems like a bad idea.
Maybe the Obama administration is seeing much more alarming numbers than I think though. I just kinda see this as a desperation move. To do so this early in the election process seems really strange. But it's not like I'm a political operative or anything, so what do I know?
I would think due to previous arguments gbaji, you almost have to support Obama at the poll due to Mittens clearly overstepping his bounds in what the right views as a states issue.
Really? Do you have any clue how old and tired the whole "You should support someone whose policies you disagree with nearly 100% because the guy in your own party kinda sorta did something this one time that you might not agree with 100%"? It's really pretty moronic. Doubly so when I actually have no clue which thing you're trying to claim I should disagree with Romney on in the first place.
Care to elaborate? Edited, May 9th 2012 8:19pm by gbaji