Friday, August 10, 2007

The Dems On LOGO

Anyone see the forum of Democratic Presidential candidates last night on LOGO? It was quite enlightening, although the candidates really did not have the time needed to really delve into their positions on LBGT issues. Of course, the big area of question revolved around gay marriage. Only Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel favored marriage, while the other candidates support civil unions that would guarantee the same rights, federal that is, that all married couples have. John Edwards out and out stated he personally does not favor gay marriage. The others supporting civil unions seemed to skirt around the issue as to why civil unions, not marriage, but they all appeared eager to extend the same rights to same-sex couples in a civil union as a marriage. Dennis Kucinich made a very bold statement saying if one believes so much in equality, then that includes full gay marriage rights.

I thought Dennis Kucinich came across very favorably with the audience, which included Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Mappa, and other gay celebs. I just don't think Kucinich has what it will take to defeat the Republican candidate in 2008. I felt John Edwards was too "political," giving all the answers as if he were reading from a Q-card or memorized script. I am still torn between Hillary and Obama.

(By the way, the invite to participate in a similar forum was extended to the Republican candidates, and not one accepted).


Pax Romano said...

Bill Richardson really impressed me. He seemed like a decent guy, not really reading a script.

Of course he does not have a snowball's chance in hell.

Anonymous said...

I Love Dennis Kucinich. He introduced the Dept of Peace & Non Violence Bill, Bill HR808, into this Congress, and he has been instrumental in sponsoring the legislation several times. He is a brave, forward thinking person, and when he ran for president in 2004, he had strong support in SJ.

I don't think he has a snowball's chance in hell to win, either, but I like that he confronts the other candidates "politiking" by coming out and stating the truth.

Karl said...

My only concern with him is he seemed High on something.........He is soooo into LOVE! (Maybe that's a good thing).