Rove: Gay Nups No Big Deal In 2008

Many point fingers at Karl Rove for helping fuel 2004’s national gay marriage debate, but the former White House staffer claims otherwise.

And, more than that, Rove insists the issue won’t be a deciding factor this November:

[Rove] says backers of same-sex marriage started the [2004] fight by filing suits and winning a Supreme Court decision in Massachusetts. Whatever his role was four years ago, Rove predicted in an interview that the issue would be less important in 2008. “It has a lower profile, but it will be an issue in people’s minds,” Rove said. “The bigger issues will be the economy, terrorism, healthcare, energy.”

Let’s hope so…