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McCain's gay fair-mindedness: Not in 'Bloom'

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 2-173And now in "there was a time when we thought McCain might be better on our issues than some in his party but now we see we were wrong" news: Speaking to The Weekly Standard about whyTom Ridge would be an acceptable choice as his running mate but Michael Bloomberg would be less likely to pass a Mcvetting, the GOP White House hopeful has made the following distinction (highlighting our own):

"I think it's a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a--albeit strong--but just it's
a disagreement. And I think Ridge is a great example of that.
Far moreso than Bloomberg, because Bloomberg is pro-gay rights, pro, you know, a number of other issues."

Wow, and he's not even talking about being pro-marriage equality. It's simply "pro-gay" that McCain has now cited. You know, the same "pro-gay" that's the opposite of "anti-gay"? Yea, that's what John McCain has just specifically pointed towards as a potential Veep deal breaker.

No word on what the "number of other issues" are that would also earn a potential running mate the kibosh. Thought it's seeming more and more like "pro-gress" is the third rail towards which potential McCain cronies dare not stray.

McCain: Won't Rule Out Pro-choice Running Mate [Weekly Standard]
(H/t: Think Progress, Pam, Andy)
(Photo credit: AP Photo by TINA FINEBERG)

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Its just disgusting that those very comments will cause people to give him the title of the more moral candidate.

Posted by: Darren | Aug 14, 2008 8:37:24 PM

I agree that McCain used to be somewhat of a beacon of hope in the Republican party (if there is such a thing). All of that has, of course, evaporated in the past few months as he runs for president. As just a lowly observer with no training in the field, I think that he is showing the first signs of some sort of dementia as Alzheimer's disease. He seems to misplace countries with respect to each other and also seems to forget his previous statements from week to week.

He's sad, but still dangerous.


Posted by: dave b | Aug 14, 2008 10:14:09 PM

He lost my vote when he made the comment that kids were better in foster homes than in two parent gay families. I wrote a letter to him asking him to reconsider his position and why but have yet to hear back from him.

Posted by: Jen | Aug 15, 2008 8:56:36 AM

Well, he never had my consideration for a vote. However it does sadden me to see him or any on the right propagating the anti-gay mindsets that have so thoroughly weakened the Republican party.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Aug 15, 2008 9:04:04 AM

When McCain makes me slightly pleased to support him, he does something awful to make me want to not support him such as saying pro-choice is good, but pro-lgbt is bad. or mccain's views against net neutrality.

Bob Baar for the win it seems.

Conservative leaning gay dude.

Posted by: matt from california | Aug 15, 2008 4:55:58 PM

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