Just moments ago, here at the Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt briefly addressed a Log Cabin Republicans honoring the gay delegates to the Republican National Convention.
Schmidt mentioned his sister and her partner and encouraged us to “keep fighting.”
“You are an important part of our party . . . the party of freedom.”
Perhaps, Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon had briefed Schmidt that everyone here was raving about Sarah Palin’s speech last night. Calling the recent media attacks on the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee, “unlike anything I had ever seen,” he labelled her speech, â€œone of the great speeches in the history of political conventions.”
I don’t think he’ll find any disagreement from GayPatriot readers.
He said he expected a backlash would occur. He concluded observing, that he earlier in the campaign he didn’t think McCain campaign would be in as “great shape” as it is now. He told us to stay tuned for some polls coming out this afternoon “that will be showing the race is even.”
That Schmidt showed up today puts truth to the lie we hear all too often from our critics that gay people aren’t welcome in the GOP. This is truly a Big Tent party, with the McCain Campaign reaching out to gay Republicans as well as evangelicals.
UPDATE: Â The Advocate picked this up as well.