Pam Spaulding

10 is the loneliest number...of gays supporting McCain

Filed By Pam Spaulding | August 20, 2008 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: Barack Obama, John McCain

The hardcore LCR crowd is beginning to look more and more like the 20% Freeper base -- blind devotion to their candidate regardless of how craptastic (or in the case of the LCRs, publicly homophobic) the pol is.

A new Harris poll: Obama Has 58 Point Lead over McCain among GLBT Registered Voters. (PageOneQ):

[I]t is also predicted that McCain will garner less of the LGBT vote than President Bush did in 2000 and 2004.

68 percent of those polled between August 1 and 7 prefer Obama. 10 percent favor McCain, while three percent prefer independent Ralph Nader and one percent back Libertarian candidate and Georgia Congressman Bob Barr. Three percent chose "Other," while 15 percent remain undecided.

The poll also notes that conservatives favor McCain by 52 points and liberals favor Obama by 73 points. Moderates are currently polling for Obama over McCain by 19 points. Witeck-Combs Communications has the polling breakdown here.

I ask you once again -- why is McCain even running close to Obama in the nationwide polls (Obama leads by 8)? For all of the voters who insist that McCain's on the side of the little guy -- here's all that you need to know.

From Brave New Films:

BTW, Alex last night threw gas on the fire with "John McCain promises to re-criminalize homosexuality," asserting that a McCain presidency, with his promise to place justices on SCOTUS in the mold of Alito and Scalia, will give us a court ready and willing to revisit Lawrence v. Texas (as well as Roe). What do the legal eagles out there think, given the precedents in Massachusetts and California?


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Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | August 20, 2008 9:36 PM

Pam, I'm totally with you! I cannot believe that McCain is running even with Obama.

My housemate says that Americans are too racist and stupid to elect Obama. He sells cars, and so has a lot of contact with the public. There are not words strong enough to express how much I hope he's wrong!!

Alex's post made quite the hit on Reddit. It quickly became one of the top posts of this month. It was funny watching how people either agreed strongly or disagreed strongly - but no mushy middle.