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Via AmericaBlog 2 hours ago:

damn, “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross hit Hillary Clinton hard on the degree to which she, and the Democratic party, were playing politics with their views on gay marriage.

Look, I was a Hillary supporter before I switched my allegiance to Obama in late 2007 (before it was cool).  And while it was a hard-fought primary, and we were quite tough on Hillary, I still think she would make a strong and effective president. But this interview did not go well. Terry Gross hits her hard, and Hillary gets defensive.  And it didn’t strike me as a very effective “I’m a strong leader with strong views” kind of defensive.  It sounded somewhat wishy-washy.  And I’m not entirely sure why.

After listening to the interview, I know why Hillary Clinton sounded so "wishy-washy" on the topic of her opinion of Gay Marriage:
Clinton said in January 2000 that marriage does not include gay unions: "Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman." She said she would have voted for the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), but again said she supported partnership benefits for same-sex couples. Gay groups expressed disappointment in her position.
Here is what Hillary Clinton said about her oppositions to Gay Marriage today on NPR:
GROSS: “I’m just trying to clarify so I can understand -”

CLINTON: “No, I don’t think you are trying to clarify. I think you are trying to say that I used to be opposed and now I am in favor and I did it for political reasons. And that’s just flat wrong. So let me just state what I feel like I think you are implying and repudiate it. I have a strong record. I have a great commitment to this issue and I am proud of what I’ve done and the progress were making.”

Here is the audio:

And I have a poll question:

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