That Sinking Feeling

TPM Reader CN thinks President Obama just gave away the election …

I wish I could agree with reader WB. Most of me is absolutely thrilled to see Obama boldly step forward to the right side of history. But I also have this sinking feeling: the feeling that Obama just handed the election to Romney.

Obama held the advantage, in large part because he was facing the least compelling candidate anyone could ever possibly dream up. But so much for the enthusiasm gap, because there’s nothing that spikes turnout among conservatives like a referendum on gay marriage — which is of course what the religious right will turn the election into. Any voter who might have just stayed home will now come out to vote against Obama’s secret plan to make us all get gay married. Please tell me I’m wrong about this.

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