There has been a lot of talk post RNC about senior advisors of the McCain campaign speaking before the Log Cabin Republicans. Deb Price, who I love, jumped on the bandwagon with a story about it yesterday.
In what appears to be a first, the Republican nominee sent one of his highest ranking people -- national political Mike DuHaime -- to accept and thank Log Cabin for its endorsement.
The article actually starts with a "touching story" shared by gay Former Congressman Jim Kolbe about Sen. McCain being nice when he came out. Has the bar been set so low that we should now vote for a candidate because he didn't tell his friend to "go to hell" when he came out? Seriously?
I'm honestly a bit disappointed in the article by Deb Price. She compliments the Log Cabin Republican's "maverick" stance to endorse John McCain in the primary, and gives the Republicans credit for "potentially important shifts in the Republican Party."
I think Deb has bit into the tiny expectations game the Log Cabin Republicans have created for themselves.
McCain seems to have the following things going for him as far as supporting LGBT Communities:
- He didn't vote for the Federal Marriage Amendment.
- He didn't throw his close friend out of his office when he came out.
- He sent an advisor to a meeting to tell us "we promise we won't throw you under the bus."
This is enough to signal that McCain is "running an inclusive campaign and will have an "inclusive administration."
Really? That's all it takes?
Those 3 tiny things counter his bigoted choice for VP? They counter his opposition to every other piece of legislation that has come before him? They counter the commercials he taped in favor of the Arizona Marriage Amendment? This list goes on...
Our community has a choice in November. Is Obama perfect? No. However this isn't a choice between perfect and less that perfect. It is, in fact, a choice between less than perfect and hatred.
Do not be snowed by the softened rhetoric. McCain isn't the nice old uncle that we all sort of just don't talk about our relationships in front of. He, and more importantly the people behind him, are the mean old uncle that we are honestly afraid to be around.
Oh, and thanks for inviting me to Bilerico - I'm happy to be here.