While we're worried about whether we're called by name or not on the Democratic Platform, the Republicans have their draft out and they're calling for FMA.
Even though the GOP can't bring themselves to even submit the FMA this session in the House, they're still going to pretend like they actually care about getting that legislation through at all. They know the value of getting the homophobes out to vote for McCain, so they have to throw them some meat.
The Log Cabin's response is, well, not unexpected, and after the the jump.
"This isn't a hill we're going to die on," said Scott Tucker, a spokesman for the gay rights group Log Cabin Republicans.
"Unlike previous years," said Gary Bauer, a social-conservative veteran of platform struggles, "I just don't see deep divisions within the party."
Bauer, an evangelical Christian who is advising McCain, said the focus is on emphasizing Republican unity on the issues.[...]
Party platforms are not binding on candidates or the next president and tend to be largely forgotten once they're in place.
Even so, candidates want to make sure the document doesn't drift too far from their own agenda and the GOP in particular has seen platform fights over a variety of social issues in the past.
Tucker said his group is "more interested in substance than symbolism" and believes McCain to be an "inclusive candidate who understands that our party needs to reach out to all Americans to win this election."
Um, yeah. I'm sure he pulled all the strings he could to get the FMA off the table, but, in the end, he just couldn't. It's very hard being a maverick.