Want proof that John Edwards has given up the Clinton Triangulation strategy? I direct you to Philgoblue's diary here, and blatantly steal from it below. All of this revolves around Gen. Pace, whom many here have diaried about. So, what do our leading candidates have to say about his words, which were:
"My upbringing is such that I believe there are certain things, certain types of conduct, that are immoral. ... I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts," he said.
What OUR candidates had to say about that immorality, after the break.
First up, Obama, which Kos diaried about last night.
Andy Towle of Towleroad reports a bit more than Kos, but they essentially were both riffing off Newsday.
Newsday caught Obama as he was leaving the firefighters convention and asked him three times if he thought homosexuality is immoral.
Answer 1: "I think traditionally the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman has restricted his public comments to military matters. That's probably a good tradition to follow."
Answer 2: "I think the question here is whether somebody is willing to sacrifice for their country, should they be able to if they're doing all the things that should be done."
Answer 3: Signed autograph, posed for snapshot, jumped athletically into town car.
Now up, Hillary Clinton, our very own Goldwater Girl.
I also asked her about the comments by General Peter Pace that homosexuality is "immoral."
[Clinton dodges the question with a discussion of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell', so ... asked again]
But is it immoral?
"Well I'm going to leave that to others to conclude," she said. "I'm very proud of the gays and lesbians I know who perform work that is essential to our country, who want to serve their country and I want make sure they can."
Right, now what about that shifty John Edwards fellow, who "isn't there yet" on Gay Marriage. Yesterday on The Situation Room.
BLITZER: First of all, in your opinion, is homosexuality immoral?
EDWARDS: I don't -- don't share that view.
Well, obviously, this is just a put up because of what JUST happened.
Earlier, on 4 February 2007 on Meet the Press, Edwards spoke the words that ought to be obvious to all Democrats and good people everywhere.
MR. RUSSERT: ... do you believe that homosexuality is a sin?
SEN. EDWARDS: No.
Right. So, what this tell us is that the Democratic Party is pathetic when it comes to equal rights. We're the Democratic Party of 1960 with respect to equal right for African-Americans. The only good news is, that just like 1960 became 1970, so too will 2007 become 2017. When my son is 16, I don't believe we will have this issue before us, except in the same way race is an issue. Not legally, but logically. Making sure that the law is upheld to provide equal rights to all.