Ed Team

Maine: Not Open to Persuasion

Filed By Ed Team | November 05, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Maine, Nate Silver, Question 1

"I certainly don't think the No on 1 campaign can be blamed; by every indication, they ran a tip-top operation whereas the Yes on 1 folks were amateurish. But this may not be an issue where the campaign itself matters very much; people have pretty strong feelings about the gay marriage issue and are not typically open to persuasion."

--Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com

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I think since the votes were so close ,that Maine is closer than it appears to be to accepting Gay Marriage. Yes, people can be persuaded and do change their minds. If not why even bother? Change only comes about after dialogues have been opened,fears broken down and misconceptions dispelled. We need to stop reinforcing the negative regarding the Maine loss and concentrate on pushing on in a possitve attitude.