While Jessica was lucky enough to be able to attend tonight's HRC/Logo Presidential Forum, I had to watch it online. (Logo isn't available at all on my cable system.) Jerame and I tried valiantly to watch it together, but the internet wasn't as cooperative. We caught bits and spurts of various candidates during a live webcast about as reliable as RealPlayer1.0 on a dial up connection. Thankfully, I see they're starting to replay the broadcast. Hopefully the problem was too many folks logging on to watch!
A quick run thru from what I saw...
- Obama - I thought he was okay. He raised my estimation of him. I got a warm feeling, but nothing overwhelming. He seemed sincere.
- Edwards - I actually really liked Edwards tonight. I've never really thought much of him, but he really upped my opinion tonight. Plus talking about homeless youth helps...
- Kucinich - He has such passion and I do agree with him on so many things that it saddens me to know he'll never be president. What I wouldn't give to have a good old honest liberal president.
- Gravel - Another case of a "Oh, if only" Candidate. I liked what he had to say, but he's preaching to the choir.
- Richardson - Holy shit. Did he really say that being gay is a choice? What an idiot. He just flat out looked bad up there - it was like watching Nixon debate Kennedy. I've supported Richardson all this time, but I'm putting myself back in the "neutral" category after this. Look for me to blog my experiences with his campaign in the near future.
- Clinton - Did she really say that she would repeal "Section 3 of DOMA?" Only section 3? Oh, that's right. She doesn't support same-sex marriage and her husband signed DOMA into law. Because we don't deserve all of the same rights as everyone else - only section 3's rights. Whatever. She didn't win me over, but I did miss quite a bit of her portion due to the internet glitches.
Overall "winner?" Edwards. 2nd place goes to Obama. Richardson comes in last. What did you think?