Pundits: Obama's Marriage Trouble

My first thought after Joe Biden put gay marriage front and center on Sunday was that it wasn't another Biden Blunder, but that it was another White House attempt to divide the nation. But the remarks have made big trouble for the president. Here's columnist Ruth Marcus explaining why the issue won't blow over quickly...

This issue is going to come up... what's he gonna say in a debate, 'I'll bet back to you, I'm not going to make news tonight?' That doesn't make any sense.

And here's lefty Ron Reagan Jr explaining that you can't con voters on an issue like gay marriage when they already know you're a grifter.

You can only make this political calculation when people don't generally see it as a political calculation... If you are inauthentic about this issue, then you're doing yourself harm... you're actually harming your electoral prospects.