In our last edition of Hillary Watch 2016, we explored the latest 2016 poll, (Hillary wins naturally) Chris Matthews’ newest obsession, (getting Hillary elected) and a video blast from the past about Hillary NOT baking cookies.
But today’s breaking Hillary news is so beyond predictable, I was even wondering whether it deserves its own Hillary Watch 2016 column.
However, since this series is supposed to be a record of how
Hillary will claw her way to the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination. Oops, sorry! What I meant was that all her opponents will surrender immediately after she announces and fight among themselves to be her running mate, so every Hillary Watch 2016 — even this Ho-hum edition is important for history.
Now it is time for the “big” news under the real heading, “The Big Story” at AP:
Hillary Clinton Announces Support For Gay Marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her support for gay marriage Monday, putting her in line with other potential Democratic presidential candidates on a social issue that is rapidly gaining public approval.
Clinton made the announcement in an online video released Monday morning by the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. She says in the six-minute video that gays and lesbians are “full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship.”
“That includes marriage,” she says, adding that she backs gay marriage both “personally and as a matter of policy and law.”
Clinton’s announcement is certain to further fuel the already rampant speculation that she is considering another run for president in 2016. Other possible Democratic contenders — including Vice President Joe Biden, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley — all back the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Here is the video announcement if you need further proof of Hillary’s controversial stance.
Gee, I wish she had come out against gay marriage, and then we could have had some real fireworks!
Perhaps her announcement might have sounded something like this:
”My Midwest Methodist church upbringing makes it impossible for me to support gay marriage. Since, as a young woman, I was lucky to marry the man of my dreams who has been faithful to me in my own special way, I can not imagine marriage being anything but a blessed union between a man and a woman, just like in that popular series The Bible that Bill and I have been enjoying together.”