Waymon Hudson

Maine's "No On 1" Jesse Connolly on the Rachel Maddow Show

Filed By Waymon Hudson | October 21, 2009 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality, Media, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Maine, Maine question 1, No On 1, Rachel Maddow

No On 1 Maine campaign manager Jesse Connolly appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show last night to talk about the fight to keep the fundies from doing a "Prop 8: Part Duex."

Polls show the fight in Maine is extremely close (48% say they will vote to over turn the law while 48% say they will vote to keep it with only 4% of the electorate still undecided).

We need all hands on deck as election day gets closer. Visit http://www.protectmaineequality.org/ for info on how to help!

Also, watch an 86 year-old WWII veteran describe why he supports marriage equality in Maine after the jump...

The woman at my polling place asked me do I believe in equality for gay and lesbian people. I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her: what do you think I fought for in Omaha Beach?


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That man nearly brought me to tears. Amazing. What kind of cold-hearted assholes can watch something like that and NOT be moved? How can these hateful, bitter people be fighting against love and not see it? It's shameful that a man who's 86 and fought honorably in WII and raised 4 kids now has to stand up once again and fight for equality.

But I'm proud he did.

I also watched the Connolly appearance on Maddow last night. It was great that they did the live shot from the campaign HQ. Jesse looked like he'd have died of a heart attack if someone would've said, "Boo!" to him. LOL

He still did a great job of getting out the message and giving a good interview. Rachel is too geeky awesome to be afraid of!

Jesse did look a little spooked, didn't he? :) I'd have been petrified to be on Rachel Maddow!

That video of Philip (good name!) is so moving! I hope it goes viral EVERYWHERE! ANDERSON, ARE YOU READING THIS? CAN YOU HAVE HIM ON?