Further evidence that Texas Gov. Rick Perry, running for his third full term, is not running for president:
"There is still a land of opportunity, friends -- it's called Texas," Perry said. "We're creating more jobs than any other state in the nation. ... Would you rather live in a state like this, or in a state where a man can marry a man?"
He means California and Massachusetts, one presumes, but...the state of Iowa, too, has legalized gay marriage. The state supreme court justices who are up for re-election this year are facing blow-back because of their decision, but in general, Iowans seem to be less concerned about the issue than they once were.
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Marc Ambinder is a former contributing editor at The Atlantic.