Folks, we're not even being contrary when we point this out. For the 9th Circuit to rule Prop 8 unconstitutional, just as Gingrich is looking again for his footing -- just as Rick Santorum is about to steal his headlines -- is a Gingrichian dream. Look! He agrees.
The link goes to the 9th (coincidentally) of Gingrich's solutions for fixing the judiciary, to prevent it from doing things that conservatives don't like -- abolishing courts that make "un-American decisions." He's been on the record wanting this treatment for the 9th circuit for a long, long time. In 2010, he donated to Iowa conservatives' efforts to defeat the judges who legalized gay marriage there. This is Gingrich's turf.
Is it Romney's? The campaign has to issue a statement on the decision. When it does, it awakes a narrative that the campaign doesn't want to talk about -- the role of Mormon donors in helping pass the proposition in the first place.
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