As a follow up to John’s last post, today, David Plouffe punted on the marriage in the DNC platform question.
George Stephanopolous asked Obama aide David Plouffe about the plank on “This Week” this morning, and Plouffe retreated into obscure questions of party process.
“We don’t even have a platform committee yet, much less a platform,” Plouffe said.
Activists took his answer as a sign that the White House is nervous about the issue.
“That non-answer David gave is a sure sign they see marriage equality as the emerging convention issue to manage,” said Richard Socarides, a former Clinton aide and gay rights activist. “How they manage it will say a lot about Obama to party loyalists and insiders.”
Yes, it will.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again (and will again and again), there is a simple solution: Evolve Already!