It seems that every day now, I receive some e-mail announcing that this or that gay activist, elected official or organization has backed Barack Obama for president. Many are flocking to him after their recent flirtation with the ill-fated John Edwards. Former Texas State Representative Glen Maxey, the only open gay person to serve in the Texas legislature has endorsed the Illinois Senator as has the Houston LGBT political caucus.
It’s not just former Edwards supporters. Even gay Clinton backers are refusing to stand by their woman and turning to the man from Illinois.
And this despite the fact the Illinois Senator has participated in a “gospel tour” with anti-gay singer Donnie McClurkin. Not only that. As reader ILoveCapitalism pointed out in a recent comment, the Democratic frontrunner refused to have his picture taken with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom “at the height of the firestorm” the Mayor set off by authorizing same-sex marriages in his city.
Imagine how the media would react if Log Cabin backed a candidate who had so snubbed a politician beloved by gay activists.
I wonder if there’s not a little me-tooism in this stampede of gay activists to the Illinois Senator.Â They want to jump on the bandwagon of the man who appears increasingly likely to win the Democratic nomination, a man who’s beloved by the left-wing of his party, endorsed by the radical left-wing group moveon.org.
Once again, it seems gay activists seem more eager to fit in with left-wing groups than to support the candidate who is best on gay issues.