President Barack Obama’s recent announcement of his support for gay marriage was a natural step for his presidential campaign, according to Stanford community observers. Several Hoover fellows and students weighed in on the announcement, its timing and its implications for the upcoming election.
With his sweep of five primaries Tuesday, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney continues to consolidate his grip on the Republican presidential nomination, causing media attention to shift to his selection of a running mate. Stanford professors disagreed about just how important Romney’s choice may be come November.
While Mitt Romney’s six victories in the “Super Tuesday” Republican primaries will allow him to maintain his status as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a protracted and ugly battle for primary delegates could continue even up to the August convention, according to Stanford faculty observers.