Andrew Sullivan, the gay conservative writer who helms The Daily Beast’s ‘The Dish’ blog, went on The Colbert Report last night to make a conservative case for Obama. Sullivan, who backed George W. Bush in 2000, was a early supporter of Barack Obama’s in 2008.
Speaking with Stephen Colbert, Sullivan said that reelecting Obama was “the most important thing” to rid America’s political climate of the “ailment” of partisan ideology, which he sees manifested most clearly in the Republicans’ lockstep opposition to President Obama since his inauguration in 2009. Sullivan told Obama he supports Obama even more in 2012 than in 2008, since the Republicans have gotten, in his own words, “nuttier” since then.
Sullivan also made the contentious argument that it was Obama, and not the Republicans, who would actually reduce the nation’s debt in the coming years. Romney and Ryan, he said, have already shown the American people they are opposed to compromise on taxes and cutting defense when it comes to future deficits.
You can check out the full interview below.