How would Hillary Clinton’s public support for marriage equality affect a potential presidential bid?
Mar 28, 2013
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“Her support of marriage equality will be a huge part of her campaign. But Hillary’s base is already for marriage equality. So I don’t think that endorsement will get her more votes. But she won’t lose any potential votes. By 2016, the stigma against the LGBT community will have declined.”
“Hillary will lose the conservative adult vote. But if young people are mobilized to vote — like they were for Obama in 2008 — she’ll get those votes. So supporting marriage equality will be more of an advantage for her, rather than a disadvantage.”
“It will reinvigorate her base and bring out more new voters who aren’t yet old enough to vote. So if she decides to run, it will have a positive impact. I’m glad she’s doing this now. It’s the right thing to do. And she’s avoiding controversy later.”
“It can only help her, just like it helped President Obama get re-elected. Gay marriage is inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. Hillary Clinton recognizes that fact. She’s looking to the future in a realistic manner that will benefit her.”