What last week's developments in presidential politics tells us about the 2012 season

05/13/2012 05:08 PM

How exactly do you describe a week in politics in which the president shifted his stance on gay marriage and couldn’t manage 60 percent in West Virginia’s primary against an inmate from Texas while Republican Mitt Romney responds to an article about his alleged bullying ways as a prep schooler?

Not with one adjective, that’s for sure.

So MSNBC’s Perry Bacon Jr. offered his take on the week in national politics on Friday’s edition of Pure Politics.

Bacon, a Louisville native and former Washington Post political reporter, analyzed the West Virginia primary results and the effect of President Barack Obama’s decision to support gay marriage on the MSNBC site, thegrio.com.

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