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The gay wedge issue

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Between fallen preachers, Mary Cheney's baby, decline in voter enthusiasm and other signals, the NY Times' Frank Rich, available free here, thinks the Karl Rove gay political card may be worn out.

For those who are cheered by seeing the Rovian politics of wedge issues start to fade, the good news does not end with the growing evidence that gay-baiting may do candidates who traffic in it more harm than good. It’s not only centrist American voters of both parties who reject divisive demagoguery but also conservative evangelicals themselves. Some of them are at last standing up to the extremists in their own camp.

Do you think Rich is right? Or is it merely that the larger issue of war has overshadowed everything else for the time being?

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