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Elections, Political Parties, Unit 3

Obama and Gay Marriage

Obama’s decision to say he supports Gay Marriage is a high risk strategy. While it will appeal to his core vote and particularly his donors. It will however potentially alienate Republicans and socially conservative African Americans- this could be risky in especially in some swing states.

This piece from the Washington post examines how the issue polarises American politics.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/same-sex-marriage-how-will-it-play-politically/2012/05/09/gIQAm9hCEU_story.html?hpid=z2

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