Obama Wants the Gay Vote ... Sorta
August 29, 2008
Obama wants the LGBT vote, insists campaign manager Steve Hildebrand. Just not enough to ask for it. Not directly anyway.
Speaking at the Dem Convention's LGBT caucus yesterday Hildebrand said had this to say:
I believe that our campaign has not done the effective job it needs to do to persuade and convince LGBT voters that Barack Obama is someone who will lead for them, who will fight for them, fight for us. Thatâ€™s a failure on behalf of our campaign in my opinion, and I've played a role in it. What we need is for all of you to be our voices in our communities and to work tirelessly to give every single day, as much time as you can give, to know Barackâ€™s record and to know John McCain's failed record and to go out and talk to people who care about the future of LGBT people in this country.Here's the thing. I know Obama's record. And, as I've pointed out recently, that record includes McClurkin and Meeks. But really, aside from that, what is the campaign saying?