The press reports this morning and over the weekend about the looming social conservative schism overlook one fact: the pro-life issue, while important, is no longer the main concern of social conservatives. Gay marriage is, and that is why the issue has been so important in this year’s runup to the presidential nomination process.
“We have a court that we’re happy with on pro-life issues,” a prominent social conservative told us last week. “Protecting traditional marriage is what we’re focusing on now. It’s what has been driving our fundraising and messaging for close to 18 months to two years.”