I saw this ad on Facebook today and wondered two things about it.
1. Did ACLU use member donations to pay for a pro-Obama ad formatted in the Obama campaign style, with the familiar blue-white center gradient? Or did the Obama campaign sponsor it or independently pick up on the ACLU petition to run their own ad, labeled as something from ACLU?
2. Did ACLU run internet ads and a thank-you petition when Dick Cheney made history by being the first US VP to stand up for gay marriage, with the same states' rights caveat, eight years earlier? VP, of course, is a lesser office, but taking that stand as a Republican in 2004 was quite notable, and celebrating that break from the then-bipartisan orthodoxy against this LGBT-rights advancement could have sped progress. If ACLU did run such an ad, was it designed to look like an ad from the GOP?