You have a point, though I would argue it was YOU who put the gay marriage stuff on the ballot to create a wedge issue to get Bush elected.
I shall be nice responding to this. If I remember correctly (and I believe I am), it was the Massachusetts Supreme Court's decision who brought this out on the table. The fact that the Republicans reacted to this event is to be expected. The simple fact is, however, that if the Massachusetts Supreme Court doesn't make that ruling, no initiatives are on the ballot and gay marriage isn't a major issue this election.