Is Asking GOP Candidates About Gay Weddings a 'Gotcha' Question?
Potential presidential candidates face many "gotcha" questions along the campaign trail, but is it fair to attach that label to a question about same-sex marriage that has seemingly - and suddenly - gone viral.
On "America with Jorge Ramos," Sen. Marco Rubio was asked if he would attend a gay wedding, to which he answered, "If it was somebody in my life that I love and care for, of course I would."
When former Sen. Rick Santorum was asked the same question on "The Hugh Hewitt Show," he replied, "No, I would not."
Hewitt posed the same query to Sen. Ted Cruz, who answered, "Well, I will tell you, I haven't faced that circumstance."
Is that a "gotcha" question? Howard Kurtz posed on "Media Buzz."
Republican strategist Mercedes Schlapp asserted that it is, since it's an "awkward" personal question that doesn't get to the heart of the matter on a candidate's position on gay marriage.
Fox News contributor Joe Trippi, on the other hand, said this question isn't out of bounds at all.
"This is what presidential candidates go through. They're going to get asked questions that make them uncomfortable," Trippi said, adding that how they handle the questions is something that voters are interested in seeing.
"I think it's a great question, because any way they answer it, it's news," Editor-in-Chief of The Hill Bob Cusack said. "When you're running for president, it's a circus. You're going to get personal questions. They volunteered to run. And that's why you're going to see those questions asked of everybody in the race on the Republican side."
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