It's amusing to me that no one seems to mind that leading Democrats apparently craft their moral beliefs solely for popularity. Regardless of your view on the morality of homosexuality, doesn't it bother you that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are willing to believe anything they think will win them votes?
On Wednesday, Newsday repeatedly asked Obama if same-sex relationships were immoral.
"I think traditionally the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman has restricted his public comments to military matters," said Obama, leaving Capitol Hill. "That's probably a good tradition to follow."
He turned the conversation to opposition to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy: "I think the question here is whether somebody is willing to sacrifice for their country."
Later, an Obama spokesman said the senator, in fact, disagrees with Pace.
That sequence was remarkably similar to Clinton's responses Tuesday. When an ABC reporter asked her about the issue, she replied, "Well, I am going to leave that to others to conclude."
Later, a Clinton spokesman said the senator, in fact, also disagrees with Pace.
And here's a gay Democrat who actually thinks that posturing is a legitimate moral stance.
Steve Sanders, a gay Democrat who sat on the party's platform committee in 2000, said Clinton and Obama are engaged in a delicate balancing act. "Hillary and Barack have made very public overtures to religious Americans. They are trying to figure out how progressive Democrats can also make appeals to Americans of faith. It's a work in progress."
At least conservatives tend to have beliefs of their own and don't just tell you what you want to hear.