President Obama’s public declaration of his support for same-sex marriage in an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts yesterday,could have a polarizing effect this campaign season, invigorating some voters and potentially alienating others. Gay campaign political activists and campaign donors are among those with a strong reaction to the news.
The Takeaway spoke to one top Obama bundler, Dana Perelman, who said he was "exhilarated" by the President’s announcement. Perelman is helping organize a 700-person LGBT fundraiser for the president next month. From the other end of the gay community came a slightly different reaction. R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans called the timing of the president's announcement "callous."
Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent also joins the program.