As previously noted, Daschle is opposed to gay marriage but also opposed to a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Stephanie Herseth, the Democrat who is running in the South Dakota special election in June, however, is for the constitutional amendment. Atrios doesn't like her position ("offensive and legal gibberish") and thinks her and Daschle need to work out a consistent position. The Daily Kos and his readers don't like her position either and are considering revoking their support. Herseth's position in favor of the Constitutional amendment, just like Senator Johnson's vote against gun locks on Friday (which Daschle favored), again highlights a problem for Daschle, i.e. there's a reason Herseth and Johnson are taking positions in South Dakota that are contrary to Daschle. It's what's called "electability" this campaign season. And it's why Daschle's DC v. SD balancing act is so complicated, as this Roll Call article notes.