Every time I hear phrases like "preserving the sanctity of marriage" I gag inwardly.
I actually would love to see someone like Bloomberg form a moderate group that could bring together libertarian-minded Republicans and centrist Democrats and let the fringes marginalize themselves on the right and left.
Sadly, it's probably not likely to happen any time soon.
ἡ δὲ κἀκ τριῶν τρυπημάτων ἐργαζομένη ἐνεκάλει τῇ φύσει, δυσφορουμένη, ὅτι δὴ μὴ καὶ τοὺς τιτθοὺς αὐτῇ εὐρύτερον ἢ νῦν εἰσι τρυπώη, ὅπως καὶ ἄλλην ἐνταῦθα μίξιν ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι δυνατὴ εἴη. – Procopius, The Secret History