Skip to comments.Gay Clinton Backers Defect to Obama, Eroding Her Base
Posted on 02/29/2008 3:58:28 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
Hillary Clinton cemented years of goodwill with gays in 2000, when she walked in New York's Pride Parade.
``Having the first lady march was enormously powerful,'' said Representative Barney Frank, one of two openly gay members of Congress, both of whom are backing Clinton. ``I've never seen such a strong emotional outpouring.''
Now some gay voters, who have been among Clinton's most stalwart supporters and helped her defeat Barack Obama in Democratic presidential primaries earlier this month, may be drifting toward the Illinois senator, according to political activists and campaign officials.
``Clinton probably is still a little bit ahead of Obama among leadership in the community,'' said Steve Elmendorf, a Clinton supporter and lobbyist with ties to the gay and lesbian communities. ``They have a longer and deeper relationship with her than Obama, but he has a good record,'' said Elmendorf, deputy campaign manager for Democrat John Kerry's 2004 presidential bid.
``Obama has presented more detailed position papers on gay and lesbian issues than Clinton,'' said David Mixner, 61, a writer and activist who helped longtime friend Bill Clinton win over the gay and lesbian vote during the 1992 presidential race and who supported both of Hillary Clinton's successful Senate races in New York.
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So.... Who has the Gay Clinton Pinlist?
Not to be confused with any Black Clinton threads.
Backing Obama??? Melissa is Backing Obama. Now I'm confused.
They have it great either way. They are beloved by the Democrats while pro-family people are ignored and insulted by the Republicans. Welcome to Gomorrah. The switch is about Obama offering them a little more than Hillary. But it is like choosing between two favorites.
That's okay, her base could use a little eroding.
< /Groucho >
Thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
Obama Hussein, the Christian voice, I wonder if he will acknowledge his gratitude for their support?
“Melissa is Backing Obama”
Jealousy over Huma!
It was that Bambi in drag pic from Kenya that did it, I tell ya.
Means nothing. Gays are always “backers”.
So did he have that drugged out gay affair or didn’t he? Inquiring minds want to know.
All he has to do is admit it, and he’s sewed up the druggie vote and the gay vote. Maybe even the libertarian vote < / >
Hey, someone ask Huma if Clinton’s “base” is eroded, she’d know.
Lesbians don’t ‘back’ ... they ‘front’
Somewhere Larry Sinclair is....
Well, lets not go into details.
Not when they’re strapped.
that’s one set of position papers I absolutely DON’T want to see. Ewwwwww
One more and I quit. It’s no surprise, with ears like that, no wonder the gays are tripping over themselves wanting to back Obama.
Defecting from the unsexual to the metrosexual..
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