The great thing about Andrew Sullivan is that he would be dead earnest, and highly personal while pushing the candidates to analytic consistency and clear answers . On this subject — their feelings about gays and the political demands on the table — stark, consistent answers spoken on camera would be quite edifying for many voters. It would be entertaining to see Hillary attempt to finesse her answers on the issues so that she retains the good will of that part of the gay and lesbian community who think she is one of them, while not alienating the “religious left,” African Americans, and socially conservative Democrats. Obama and Edwards (who “isn’t comfortable” around gays) will have almost the same problem. How do you keep the coalition together when it gets this personal and icky?
Still, you want a couple of interlocutors like Melissa Etheridge — the sort of people who are never told that their thoughts are incoherent, and so have great confidence in their own intelligence — to really push this thing to its absurd essence. Not being so high minded, I would be looking for major cringe factor and perhaps a diplomatic train-wreck if we are really lucky.