Saturday, August 23, 2008

ELECTION 2008: My track record keeps getting worse...

Major news agencies (and NYTimes) are reporting that it's Joe Biden as the VP nominee. If you've read (or remember), my choices were (in order): Clinton, Bayh OR Kaine, Sebelius, Richardson. Please note Joe Biden is not on that list. Please also note -- LOL -- that I have yet to successfully pick a candidate for anything...

2000 Pres: Ralph Nader
2004 Pres: John Kerry
2008 Dem Nominee: Hillary Clinton

I mean, jeez. I'm about as useful as, well, on online pundit.

So, here's to Obama-Biden 2008!

From Pam's House Blend post on the subject and his history of gay rights:

* 1978: opposed busing except for gov't-intended segregation. (Jul 2007)
* 1968: Wilmington riots failed at conversation between races. (Jul 2007)
* Nobody asks if you're gay in a foxhole. (Jun 2007)
* Civil unions ok; gay marriage is probably inevitable. (Apr 2007)
* Voted NO on recommending Constitutional ban on flag desecration. (Jun 2006)
* Voted NO on constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006)
* Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)
* Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)
* Voted YES on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Jun 2000)
* Voted YES on setting aside 10% of highway funds for minorities & women. (Mar 1998)
* Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Oct 1997)
* Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex marriage. (Sep 1996)
* Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation. (Sep 1996)
* Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)
* Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)
* Rated 60% by the ACLU, indicating a mixed civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
* Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
* Rated 78% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
* Rated 100% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
* Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

And now for the run down of blogger responses:
The Gist (Michelangelo Signorile)

Over all I'm... well, not excited. Glad that this is over. McCain will probably pick Romney and we're left with "oh well" kind of feeling for this massive VPStakes that seemed to matter so much at one point and, now, just doesn't.

Update: You know, I've been listening to a lot of people talk, and I have to say this: I think Barack was a miss on this one. I think he missed the opportunity to pick Hillary, which would have solidified Ohio, Florida, and probably Virginia. I'm already seeing little things pop up about people who are not happy about this choice. On the other hand... he will make a great bulldog.

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