amazingatheist answered: Would you rather strong advocates of gay marriage that can’t get elected or weak advocates that can?
The choice is obvious when posed with a simple scenario like that. But this strategy isn’t so effective when everyone else can easily understand that this is the reasoning behind it. If they already see what you’re doing here, it loses its potency and also makes you look deceptive and cynical. It relies on ignorance and naivete to work. Yay, politics!
Can we quit this pointless arguing over what Biden “really” said?
If Biden’s actual position is anything short of supporting the fully equal title and fully equal rights of marriage for LGBT couples, then his position is unacceptable. If he does in fact support fully equal marriage for LGBT couples, but refuses to state this position unambiguously and in a way that it cannot possibly be misinterpreted, then he is prevaricating on the issue of marriage equality, which is also unacceptable. As long as he and Obama are unwilling to state that LGBT couples should be allowed to marry in the exact same legal sense that straight couples are allowed to marry, their position is inadequate.
This shouldn’t be so difficult. Politics is disgusting.