Andrew Sullivan makes a great point tis morning. The reason Prop 8 is in danger of passing in California is because of strong African American support for it.
Sullivan suggests that Obama could make a HUGE impact by cutting an Anti-Prop 8 ad. I think this is correct. I think Obama could probably kill that Proposition if he chose to.
The question is whether Obama feels secure enough in his election to go ahead and cut that ad, or whether he is going to let Prop 8 pass and screw gay and lesbian couples out of equal rights to win the election.
By the same token, Hillary and Bill Clinton have not cut an anti Prop 8 ad either. Presumably, both of them would have strong influence on Afgrican American voters as well.
But, Obama is the kingpin right now, and his failure to even take a stance on Prop 8 is tremendously dissapointing.