Alex Blaze

John McCain and gay sweaters

Filed By Alex Blaze | July 11, 2007 4:31 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Ann Coulter, Hillary Rodham Clinton, homophobic behavior, John Edwards, John McCain, Mitt Romney, presidential candidates, sweaters

From Radar Online:

In the final days of his imploding candidacy, John McCain has taken a page out of Richard Nixon's play book, finding increasingly bizarre explanations for his political failures. Strangest of all: He reportedly feels his handlers forced him to wear "gay sweaters."

This is something that we're seeing repeatedly in this campaign: the presidential candidates are either insecure about their sexuality or it's being put out there as a way to take them down. We're talking about John Edwards being called a faggot by Ann Coulter or the right calling Hillary Clinton a lesbian to the point of massive ennui (at least on my part), the message is clear that there are lots of people who don't think that others are fit to lead if they aren't conforming to whatever the gender role of the day is and who think that homophobia has a proper place in the political discourse.

The McCain campaign unofficially responded:

The McCain campaign did not officially respond for comment, but one source that has been close to the senator poses the question most J. Crew shoppers are no doubt asking: "How can a crew-neck sweater make you look gay? They make him look silly, sure. Old, too. But not gay. That's Romney's department."

Finally, someone's talking about the issues.

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