Obama Tells North Carolinians He Knows Best
8:23 PM, May 9, 2012 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
President Obama was never likely going to win in North Carolina without a big win nationally. Yet his campaign insisted on pretending so, going so far as to locate the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Now, on the heels of North Carolinians having handed a resounding victory to traditional marriage last night — as voters in that state approved a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman, and did so by a margin of better than 20 percentage points — Obama has decided that this, of all times, is the perfect day for him to come out in favor of same-sex marriage. That may please his base, but it should also seal his (always tenuous) fate in the Tar Heel State.