Tuesday, April 08, 2014 3:58 PM
Oh boy. What a conundrum. If any republican U.S. Senate candidate goes out there and makes this an issue against Tillis, they will be facing some push back they really wouldn't want to deal with. I mean, they'll immediately be branded "homophobic" (even more than most radical liberal democrats already brand EVERY republican homophobic). Truth is most republicans aren't anti-gay, but a great many are against identifying "marriage" as between anything but between a man and a woman...but, any republican that goes after Tillis on this will only be seen as anti-gay and anti-gay rights. I've learned by now that politics is almost totally about perception.
I recently wrote on a thread here on TAP about how Hagan has over $6 million in her campaign war chest right now and how whoever becomes the GOP nominee will have to work damn hard to catch that and to deal with it. So, if Tillis were to become the republican nominee to run against Hagan, he'll need a multi-millionaire like Singer in his corner. And, the other republicans vying for the nomination are almost ALL anti-gay marriage and me thinks Singer will just leave them sitting without his help if one of them were successful over Tillis (who is currently in the lead in polls but not by much).
I'm not a Tillis fan and hope he doesn't win the primary race. He's democrat-lite on this issue as well as on immigration and on Obamacare and other important issues of the day in my opinion.
This will be really interesting to watch.