The moments when gay marriages were being performed in Mass. and in SF, and when the Senate was voting on a constitutional amendment to ban such unions may be remembered as the key turning point in the 2004 election.
It certainly offers a clear indicator of what motivates different groups of people in an era where many of us thought Iraq and Al Qaeda were the issues of the day.
But one interesting question that is beginning to come up is this: When it comes to the gay marriage debate, did Rove and the Republican operatives lead, or did they follow?
And which answer would make you feel better?