called for the repeal of a New Hampshire law passed in 2009 that legalized gay marriage. During a New Hampshire campaign stop on Friday, Perry applauded the efforts of a small group of Republican legislators who are working to repeal the state law, despite the fact that 62% of the state's citizens support the law.
This exemplifies the kind of desperation politics that cost the Republicans the White House in 2008. When the solutions posed to address the nation's real issues ring hollow with a majority of voters, far right candidates fall back on anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-immigrant hate messages in an attempt to rally their conservative base.
This strategy will garner headlines and it may raise a candidate's profile with the fringe, but it solves nothing and ultimately loses elections. Keep up the good work, Mr. Perry, and don't worry, Texas will take you back when it's all over.