His job, if you will, is to "watch the back" of the rest of the fight crew.
The Vice-President has a similar job--to "watch the back" of the President.
Yet again, however, "Tail Gunner Joe" Biden has strafed his own plane, Democrat Fight 2012.
While the Obama reelection campaign has been carefully managing the President's
Now the President has one more contentious issue that will no doubt turn off many independent voters who went with him in 2008. Early polls suggest that while the announcement will garner some support among advocates of same-sex marriage, it will result in a net loss in support of voters generally. Time will tell if it will jeopardize a safe landing for Democrat Flight 2012.