A Democratic president who isn't called Clinton makes a difference. So reports Kevin Nix. Serwer sizes up the politics of repeal:

Unlike marriage equality, the American people seem pretty straightforward on DADT: Not allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly is bigotry. They're uncomfortable with that. And the GOP is uncomfortable with cementing the impression that they are homophobes who aren't simply comfortable "maintaining the traditional definition of marriage" but who really want to exclude the LGBT community from as many aspects of public life as possible.

(Hat tip: Smith)

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