Posted by: Catherine Lugg | December 2, 2012

Please go read Frank Bruni’s essay

Frank Bruni has a TERRIFIC essay in today’s NYTimes. Basically, he’s chiding Bill Clinton for his support of the 1996 “Defense of some people’s Marriage Act.” As he correctly points out, while President Clinton has been a great promoter of most of President Obama’s election year platform, he’s completely missing in action when it comes to marriage equality.

Here’s snip.

At the convention in Charlotte three months ago, in remarks that sprawled over 48 minutes, you seemed to find room for just about everything but same-sex marriage. President Obama mentioned the issue in his speech. So did Michelle Obama in hers. But nothing from you, and no particular advocacy or fund-raising for the marriage-equality referendums that were on the ballot on Nov. 6 and were considered such a crucial moment for the cause. You presented a mum, behind-the-curve contrast to the next generation of Democratic standard-bearers like Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor, and Martin O’Malley, the Maryland governor, whose pleas for marriage equality underscore a new reality: no Democrat, not even Hillary, will be able to make a credible bid for the party’s presidential nomination without supporting it.


Please go read it. It’s a keepe
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