I love this quote from Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, in reaction to Dick Cheney's gay marriage statement:
"For many pro-family voters, protecting traditional marriage ranks ahead of the economy and job creation as a campaign issue."
So does that mean these people would rather be unemployed and without health insurance in a country that bans gay marriage than have jobs and medical coverage in a country that (in a few widely scattered locales) allows it?
By the way, did you see the clip on TV? Wasn't it just the most astonishing coincidence that a voter asked Cheney about gay marriage on the very day that a draft of the GOP platform was distributed that calls for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage? Why, if you didn't know any better, you'd almost think the question and answer were scripted, so the administration could send different signals to different blocs of voters! Fortunately, the press has universally portrayed Cheney's remark as a spontaneous statement from the heart, so we know that theory is just silly paranoia.