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March 29, 2013


Unlikely 2016 GOP Nominee Will Back Gay Marriage

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina tells Businessweek that he doesn't believe that the 2016 GOP presidential nominee will support same-sex marriage.

Said Messina: "Given who their primary electorate is and given the fact that the ABC/Washington Post poll showed that 60 percent of older Republican primary voters still oppose it. I think you will see people talk less about it. But I don't think they're showing any signs of moderating."

"Messina's analysis runs counter to what many Republican strategists in Washington are telling reporters--that the GOP will have to evolve on the issue, as Democrats have done. But this may be wishful thinking on the part of elite Republicans. The Republican consultant class has always been more comfortable with gay rights than the party's base."












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