Joe Biden. Not really the smartest Vice President, but maybe that is just an act. As I am sure we all know, Joe Biden publicly stated that he is “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage before the President. This statement brought to light the Obama administration’s less-than-concrete stance on gay marriage.
While I am sure Obama would rather have stayed neutral on the issue, Biden’s public support forced Obama to publicly state one way or the other his point of view. Sometimes, I wonder if Biden planned this or if Obama planned this as a trial balloon. You know, have the Vice President who is known for making huge gaffes say something so large in public and see how the country reacts. Also, this event and Obama publicly stating his support for gay marriage has now made this a campaign issue.
While the Romney camp keeps stating they want to focus on the economy–I hope they mean it–they will not be able to get away from the issue of gay marriage. So, as it stands, the Vice President’s gaffe has brought gay marriage back to the forefront, shone a light on the way Republicans have been dealing with social issues and made Obama take a real stand in an election year. Maybe Biden should make more gaffes like these.