Here’s some bright news for Republicans…. McCain brought in more gay votes than President Bush.Â Patrick Sammon, Log Cabin Republican President sent out this email yesterday:
Losing hurts. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. We’re disappointed Sen. McCain lost. Â We’re heartbroken Proposition 8 seems to haveÂ passed in California along with anti-marriage amendments in Florida and Arizona & a gay adoption ban in Arkansas.Â And we’re sorry to see several Log Cabin allies lose their re-election campaign. But there is some good news from the election and there’s an opportunity for Log Cabin members to help build a new Republican majority.
Exit polls show Sen. John McCain received at least 1.3 million votes from gay and lesbian Americansâ€”more than any other Republican Presidential candidate has ever received.Â He garnered 27% of the LGBT vote, an increase from 19% support for President Bush four years ago.
According to the CNN exit polls, 4% of the American electorate self-identified as gay or lesbian.Â That means about 4.8 million gays and lesbians voted on Tuesday.Â That seems rather low and pathetic to me from a community that is so self-politicized.Â Oh well.
And so McCain got 27% of the gay vote, or 1,310,893.Â Up nearly 20% over 2004.Â I like to think there are a lot of GayPatriot readers in that bunch.
We Gay Conservatives did our part on the Stop the Obama Express!Â It was all of the other demographic groups that crapped out, apparently.