Sometimes it takes a while for things to percolate around in my aging brain. I read a post the other day, and something...rattled...back there in my brain housing group (as we call our skulls in the Corps), but just exactly what took me a while to figure out.
Y'see, the more recently-read post talked a bit about how, if the Republican Party ever managed to work up the nerve to tell the Christians among them--the "American Taliban"--to torque off, then they'd inherit the great mushy middle--that majority of folks who are more or less libertarian and presumably don't want to hear about issues like traditional marriage--and sweep to electoral victory.
Probably not two weeks before that, I read posts and comments to the effect that with that judge's ruling--was it Vaughan Walker, or Walker Vaughan? I forget--that the fourteenth amendment somehow protects a right to homosexual marriage, the country had finally gotten things right in spite of the bigotry and so forth of the clear majority of the country.
So there you have it, folks: on some days, the majority of folks are a bunch of moralizing bigots who don't want homosexual marriage and need to have a judge whip 'em into shape, and on other days, the majority of folks embrace a sort of mushy libertarianism that doesn't really want to talk about moral issues.
All depends on which ox you're trying to gore on a given day, I guess.