Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal largely ducked the debate around gay marriage that Jon Huntsman started
when he told NBC Sunday that unlike Huntsman, he wants to uphold traditional marriage - and that what really matters for political success is the economy, anyway.
Raw Story reports
that the Republican, in very politician-like fashion, deftly dodged the question of whether he agrees with Huntsman that conservatives should back same-sex marriage by switching gears to make the case for Republicans as the "aspirational party" with a vision for economic growth.
"Look, I believe in the traditional definition of marriage," stated Jindal before quickly moving the conversation in a different direction. "Let's be clear about what happened in this last election: we lost...because we didn't present a vision showing how we believe the entire economy can grow, how people can join the middle class."
But is an emphasis on fiscal issues to the exclusion of social ones a wise strategy? If the condition of the country's next wave of adults is any indication, then no. Despite their comparatively high unemployment rate and bleak
economic prospects, young people consider lifestyle considerations such as gay acceptance to be a more
important element of their political identity than any views they may hold on how to grow the economy.
Via Raw Story