May 14, 2012

HMM: White House getting blowback from African-American churches over gay-marriage stance. “Obama drove turnout in 2008 in part through the enthusiastic participation of these very same churches. Having now sided with the people who call these black pastors and congregations ‘bigots,’ especially in North Carolina where two-thirds of black voters supported Amendment One, Obama is not at risk of having them flip to Mitt Romney — but he does risk losing that enthusiasm, fundraising, and organization.”

Related: Video: Preachers in Baltimore blast Obama for same-sex marriage stance. “He has said to his base, African-Americans, ‘I am going against your beliefs and your thoughts.’”