Nothing seems to be going George W. Bush or the Republicans way 6 months before the election. So what to do? Change the subject and fire up the base. Newsweek asks:
GOP leaders are putting gay marriage back on the agenda. Will voters respond?The answer would appear to be no. Newsweek points out that there is a 10% increase in support for gay marriage since 2004 and that the anti gay marriage folks are not buying Frist and Bush's sudden interest.
Joe Gandelman at the Moderate Voice and Pessimist at The Left Coaster both have some good analysis.