Giuliani: “The president was for same-sex marriage before he was against it and now he’s for it again”

Posted by on May 10, 2012 at 8:38 am

Talk about being a flip-flopper. So if Obama was so strongly in favor of gay marriage 15 years ago, why wasn’t he man enough to come out again for it before now?

Talk about a profile in cowardice.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday described President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage as a “political decision” and said the stance would undercut his campaign’s efforts to paint rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper.

“The president was for same-sex marriage before he was against it and now he’s for it again. People forget that back in 1997, ’98, when he ran for the state Senate in Illinois, he was in favor of same-sex marriage,” said Giuliani on “CBS This Morning.” “Then when he decided to run for the presidency he’s against same-sex marriage, now he’s for it.”

Giuliani, who has endorsed likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney, suggested Obama’s decision to formally support same-sex marriage would hurt him in battleground states.

“It’ll help with his base. I think it will hurt a little by showing the shifting positions that he’ll take on a moral issue like this,” said Giuliani.

“It’s only marginal. It depends on how’s this going to play in Ohio, how’s this going to play in North Carolina, how’s this going to play in the ten states that matter. “

Well, we can always look forward to voters being called bigots and homophobes after Obama loses in a landslide. Mark it down now: He’ll blame it on this lame gay marriage stunt, conveniently ignoring his otherwise disastrous record.

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