However, what the article does not explicate is that he was both gutsy and smart (two traits seemingly lacking his is two opponents) by facing his vulnerability here directly.
From the pulpit, Patrick dealt head-first and quickly with the subject, "I'm going to step into sensitive territory here, because some have tried to discredit me and divide us over the whole question of gay marriage. Don't let that happen."
In this period of Democrats wimps, it's nice to see a candidate that has a little guts and a progressive outlook. Most so-called liberals do everything they can to avoid the label. I think it's high time to start embracing it. If people see that it's not something to be embarrassed about, Karl Rove will never be able to beat a democrat from Massachusetts again, simply because they were from Massachusetts.