Back in 1989, Andrew Sullivan launched the gay marriage movement with a cover story in The New Republic called "The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage." Yesterday, he endorses Ron Paul for president.
Prominent blogger Andrew Sullivan announced Wednesday that he would endorse libertarian Ron Paul for the GOP nomination, scoring the Texas congressman an unconventional advocate for his steadily improving campaign.
"I feel the same way about him on the right in 2012 as I did about Obama in 2008. Both were regarded as having zero chance of being elected. And around now, people decided: Why not? And a movement was born," Sullivan writes on his blog for the Daily Beast.
Sullivan, who describes himself as conservative and emphasizes his support for a flat tax, privatization of Social Security, and deficit reduction, supported President Barack Obama in 2008. Critics from the right have argued his support for gay marriage (Sullivan himself is gay) and criticism of Bush-era interrogation techniques betray liberal sensibilities. -- The Hill's Briefing Room blog