For my final writer post, I picked Cillizza’s article titled “Why is President Obama still ‘evolving’ on gay marriage?” As the title suggests, the blog post deals with the recent pro-gay marriage made by Vice President Joe Biden in support of gay marriage. While Obama has repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and not given support to the Defense of Marriage Act, he has said that he believes in civil-unions instead of gay marriage, but he “wrestles” with the issue. At the end of the article, Cillizza projects that Obama’s evolution may be complete be the general election
For the piece, Cillizza quoted Obama and Biden, and used data from results from three Post-ABC News polls. The article was well written, and had several visual elements, in the form of pictures and graphs, to show the growth in support of gay marriage. Gay marriage has been a wedge issue in politics for sometime now, and I think this article and the information it provides would be of interest to those on both sides of the debate.
Sample tweet: “Is Obama evolving in the gay marriage debate?”