Robert Scheer, editor-in-chief of Truthdig.com and a senior fellow at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, joined me to debate President Obama’s new support for same-sex marriage.
I asked whether Obama’s move was timed to energize his Hollywood supporters, who gathered at George Clooney's house on Thursday for a fundraiser.
Bob thinks so: “What Obama has captured is the modern center. He is the adult in the room,” he says. “Romney cannot move to the middle. Richad Nixon would seem like a pinko to many in that base.”
Meanwhile, I asked whether Hollywood liberals just care about their narrow, pet issues instead of the broader issues that concern most Americans – the economy, jobs, education.
“The issues that affect the broad mass of American society does not engage Hollywood liberals,” I suggest. “I wonder if they care about more obscure issues that are pet issues.”
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