Running a Prop 8 repeal in an off-year election would be a bad idea because the off-year elections (like the one coming up in November) attract only the 'hard-core' voters; most of those are old white people. Seriously, Prop 8 is a lot like Prop 167, the one that attacked Hispanic immigrants - it's a last gasp from the old guard before they're swept away. And just like 167 tilted the Hispanic population of CA against the GOP, Prop 8 will tilt many young people away from the GOP. We just need to wait a couple of years before the demographic shifts make it inevitable.
Actually, not to nit pick, but that was Prop 187, in California. I remember as I was in either Junior High or High School when all that was ongoing.
I'm against illegal immigration, but not against hispanics... the problem is, in states like California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Florida, the majority of illegal immigrants are going to most certainly be hispanic.
It's a Catch-22. Either you enforce the law, and get called racist; or you try to avoid the over-use of the race card by not enforcing immigration laws, and we're stuck with the mess that unchecked illegal immigration causes.
As for Prop 8, with or without the Mormon church and other religious crusaders; the greatest enemy of gay/lesbian marriage are the homosexual crusaders: They have alienated thousands of gay/lesbian folks with their own bigoted views and outright intolerance of any viewpoint not their own.
Such is the sad truth, when they become their own worst enemies because they engender so much distaste, disdain, and even hate in those who may not oppose them, but are still on the fence. I'm all for gay marriage, but I refuse to identify with any GLBT groups or organizations because of their outrageous conduct.