Annejanet Harp, a Columbia pharmacist, was re-elected Saturday as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and she was giddy with support for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.
“It’s all about hope,” she said. “It’s all about what’s best for the American people.”
But if you ask Harp about Obama’s recent support of gay marriage, she pauses, repeats the question, then laughs before deciding how to answer.
“No comment,” she said. Most discussion of Obama’s support for gay marriage has been on how it will affect North Carolina, a critical state to the president’s re-election and one that just voted overwhelmingly to change its state constitution to ban gay marriage.
Rick Wade, S.C. adviser for Obama’s re-election campaign, said part of the campaign’s South Carolina strategy is to “help us win back North Carolina again.”