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Presidential influence FAIL

by Jeremy Hooper

Some unsettling food for thought from David Mixner, the veteran chef who loves to cook it up:

In the latest Public Policy Poll yesterday which show us falling behind, they said that 54% of [Maine] voters say they supported Obama. Over 9% of the voters described themselves as 'non-white'. In that poll 28% of the Obama supporters say they were voting against marriage equality. More importantly, 56% of 'non-white' voters said they planned on voting against marriage equality.

You have to be totally operating on blind faith if you believe that President Obama and his team cannot make a difference. Tragically if we lose closely, that defeat almost can be laid at the steps of the White House for their refusal to stand by our side in the battle for freedom.
Maine, Obama and the LGBT Community [David Mixner]

Well, first off: We're not gonna lose. Not if you do everything in your power to help get people to the polls. We have the votes, we just need every last one of them to get out during this off-year election. Pick up a phone, regardless of where you are.

But that out of the way: Yes, this administration has been unbelievably negligent in not directly addressing the Maine or Washington fights. It is disconcerting, and something that we need to have a lil' chat about, whether we win or lose tonight.

But not today. Today we can't see the obstacles: We must only see the goal!


**UPDATE: The DNC is getting some criticism as well: DNC's "Organizing for America" is asking Maine voters to help NJ race, not Maine's own anti-gay ballot measure [AmericaBlog Gay]

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