Comment: They are decoy issues, but they are state issues, not federal.

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They are decoy issues, but they are state issues, not federal.

Sodomy, abortion, and marriage are not federal issues. So they are state issues. I don't believe that they are even state issues (they are individual decisions), unless they are made state issues by the candidates and by the states themselves. Cucinelli made them issues, which was his undoing in addition to garnering no support from the GOP.