I can write another Republican off:
Likely Republican White House hopeful Fred Thompson told CNN Friday that he would push for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and would work to overturn Roe v. Wade if elected president.
“I don’t think that one state ought to be able to pass a law requiring gay marriage or allowing gay marriage and have another state be required to follow along,” Thompson told CNN’s John King in an interview Friday.
New rule- screwing with the Constitution, especially over something like gay marriage, automatically disqualifies you for the office of President. Especially when you are doing it simply to court the vote of the nutroots.
Small (but efficient and functioning) government, balanced budgets, a strong military, free trade, individual rights, respect for the Constitution, suspicion of executive power, and muscular but sane foreign policy (that does not mean unending military adventurism, Rudy). Really, you should try those ideas out.
*** Update ***
From the Thompson campaign:
In an interview with CNN today, former Senator Fred Thompson’s position on constitutional amendments concerning gay marriage was unclear.
Thompson believes that states should be able to adopt their own laws on marriage consistent with the views of their citizens.
He does not believe that one state should be able to impose its marriage laws on other states, or that activist judges should construe the constitution to require that.
If necessary, he would support a constitutional amendment prohibiting states from imposing their laws on marriage on other states.
Fred Thompson does not support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
I am not sure what an amendment prohibiting states from imposing their laws on marriage means, as I was under the impression that the full faith and credit aspect of Article IV was where that came from. Color me as unsupportive of amendments to overturn Articles of the Constitution, either.
At any rate, it looks like CNN was not accurate with their Thompson quote.
*** Update ***
What I thought- FF&C is what he was talking about, and it does not apply to issues like marriage. I really don’t know what the hell Thompson is talking about in this press release.