Ted Olson vs. the Christian Right
The New York Times has an interesting story about former Solicitor General Ted Olson, who is leading the fight to overturn anti-gay marriage laws. (h/t: Caleb Powers)
Olson is a Libertarian Republican, not a Moral Majority Republican, more like Barry Goldwater than Jerry Falwell. From 1980 through 2008, the theo-cons and the economic conservatives have worked together, winning elections over and over. But it’s not clear how much longer that coalition can hold.
In 2012, it’ll be interesting to see if the coalition sticks together. It’s possible the wheels will come off.