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03 March 2008

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TheRevKev

ROD!!!

DUDE YOU ARE ON FIRE TODAY! EVERY POST HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL!

I AM SO PROUD TO KNOW YOU!

THIS IS SO HILARIOUS TO ME THAT THEY ARE ALREADY ATTACKING SENATOR OBAMA ON THIS ISSUE, WHILE WE ARE DOING THE SAME THING FROM THE OTHER SIDE, SAYING THAT WE HEARD SOMETHING DIFFERENT BEFORE AND CAN WE TRUST HIM.

WHAT I RESPECT ABOUT THIS SPEECH/STATEMENT IS THAT IT SAYS TO BOTH GROUPS "I CAN CLARIFY MY STANCE AND IF THAT'S UNCHRISTIAN, THEN READ THE BIBLE" and "I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU HAVE A SUPPORTER IN ME!" I KNOW THAT WE HEAR HIM TALK ABOUT CHANGE, AS MANY POLITICIANS OFTEN DO (HE DIDN'T INVENT THE WORD BUT HE IS PERSONIFYING IT!), BUT HE IS THE FIRST THAT I HAD SEEN IN MY LIFETIME TAKE A STAND ON IT AND WITH IT!

I WAS SO TORN AT FIRST, BUT I AM CLEAR NOW.

THANK YOU FOR INSIGHT INTO BOTH OF THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES (BEEN FOLLOWING SINCE YOUR ARTICLE IN THE ADVOCATE SOME TIME AGO). YOU ARE THE BEST.

toby

Rev Kev is absolutely right. Obama can't win for losing, it's too hilarious. The right attacks him and the left attacks him.

For what it's worth, I've been lurking here on and off. I love the mix of politics, gay news and men. I also appreciate the fact that you find good things to say about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Most of the black gay blogs are megaphones for the Obama campaign and most of the white gay blogs are too pro Clinton.

Andy Niable

(covering my ears from RevKev's screaming) Yes, Rod, um, thanks for all your great coverage. And yes, we do appreciate your attempts to keep it positive and as objective as, er, possible.

Zavi

Toby, which are the "white gay blogs that are too pro Clinton?"

The largest ones, Andrew Sullivan and Americablog are both extremely pro-Obama and anti-Clinton. I think Perez Hilton is pro Hillary but who reads that for politics? I only read Towleroad here and there, but he seems to like both candidates. It seems Queerty is skewing towards Obama, only because several Obama LGBT advisors have been talking with them. But I don't think anyone reads Queerty and expects fine analysis.

Henry TW

I'm really confused some of the comemnts on this blog. Rod doesn't have to be objective. It's a blog. Geez, no one says that about Sullivan or Aravosis.

Are we holding Rod to some higher standard because he's black, are we assuming he has to be pro Obama or betyter yet trash Clinton?

ricky

Uh, oh. Here come the Clinton-Obama flame wars ...

brandon

Poor Barack. He has incoming fore from all sides.

brandon

FROM all sides!

brandon

It's a Catch 22 situation. The Democratic candidates get slammed by gays for not going far enough, and, the the Republicans slam them for going too far.

A. Ronald

In answer to Henry TW's question:

YES!

Tony R

A. Ronald, some of us are interested in reasonable discussion.

Henry's point is excellent, it's hard to find any criticism of Obama by black bloggers or pundits, there is this "don't rock the boat" mentality and group thinkspeak. If Obama becomes president, we should assume the same people will excuse anything he does. Obama and his campaign knows they get a free pass from blacks.

Homo N Harlem

As always, the Rev Kev is right. Obama is attacked by the left and attacked by the right. You have to give this man credit, he is slowly trying to push our issues and introduce them to audiences that might not be receptive.

How popular is this Kevin McCullough and Townhall.com? Will conservatives start repeating this?

Andy in Seattle

Either Hilly or Bama would be better for gay issues (and other issues) and better for the country than Grampa Munster. Both would make an attempt for gay rights, but frankly, I expect the inevitable compromises if not outright betrayals, as we dealt with Bill Clinton with Dont Ask/Tell/Pursue and DOMA. But Bill Clinton was still better than four more years of George HW Bush Sr. would have been.

The differences between HRC and BHO are so miniscule it really comes down to who can beat McCain.

If y'all know anyone in Texas, Ohio, Vermont or Rhode Island, tell 'em to vote for that candidate you think can win for us, and or everyone in America.

Mel Smith

Honestly, guys, I don't think anything is funny about people using us as a wedge to hurt Obama. This sh!t ain't funny at all. Not funny.

Doug Cooper-Spencer

And the fear mongering begins. I was waiting to see which aspect of fear Obama's detractors would take, but never did I expect the gay card. Unfortunately there are those who sit and wait for sensational news(?) like this and allow such crap to shape their ideas.
Thanks, as usual, for your on-the-mark reporting Rod!

poetryman69

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