Obama sees opening in social-issue split (TheHill)
President Obama loves Iowa.
In 2008, the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus propelled Obama to front-runner status and satisfied lingering questions about his electability.
In 2012, Iowa could help the president divide and conquer his Republican opponents, staining them — fringe and mainstream candidates alike — with the mark of social conservatism at a time when voters care far more about the economy than gay marriage.
The trap was set last month when Obama ordered the Justice Department to stand down in its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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