Disgraced, nationally lampooned former Miss California Carrie Prejean, who became the bumbling spokesmodel for the National Organization for Marriage, is bringing the sideshow to Florida.
She is coming as part of the GOP "Drive the Discussion Exchange '09" event designed to attract younger people to the Republican Party in the Sunshine State. Even GOP members are doubting the strategy of bringing Prejean to attract young voters, since a growing number of young people (including Republicans) support marriage equality and having the inarticulate beauty queen around could alienate them even more.
Said Sandy Steen, a straight GOP activist:
It doesn't seem like the smart thing to do. She's in the right age bracket, certainly, but they're going to turn off some of the young people who are moderates. That is not how you reach out to young people. She's got every right to her opinions, but she can't be the spokesperson for all the young people.