I didn’t get to hear the whole SOTU because I was at a rubber-chicken dinner, but I did catch the president’s statement on gay marriage when I walked out to the bar. Why’d he bother? He said that if activist judges try to impose gay marriage, then we’ll have to think about a constitutional amendment to stop them. Excuse me, but what does the president think has already happened in Massachusetts? Look, I know Mr. Bush doesn’t want to deal with this issue. I understand that. But there’s no middle ground here, and the longer he delays taking a hard stand on it, the less social conservatives will trust him to hold the line.
I’d love to know what the Corner thinks the likelihood of Bush ultimately coming out behind the Federal Marriage Amendment is. If I had to lay money on it, I’d bet he’s not going to support the thing.