Thursday, November 6, 2008

Strange Bedfellows

Minorities, who are vital to the ability of Democrats being able to win elections, aren't necessarily on board with all of the liberal agenda. Take a look at Proposition 8, the gay marriage ban passed by California voters on Tuesday as they were, again, voting overwhelmingly for a Democrat in the presidential race.

Exit poll data showed seven in 10 black voters and more than half of Latino voters backed the ballot initiative, while whites and Asians were split.

Which begs the question, are they social conservatives? Or are they just pro-marriage?

Though blacks and Latinos combined make up less than one-third of California's electorate, their opposition to same-sex marriage appeared to tip the balance. Both groups decisively backed Obama regardless of their position on the initiative.

As is true with most issues, Barack remains half-way out of the closet on gay marriage.

Obama has said he is not in favor of gay marriage but supports civil unions. The president-elect opposed Proposition 8.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Todd,
Why doesn't/didn't MA voters have the opportunity to vote on this?

Marianne said...

This result is great! It also gives me hope that maybe the election of Barack doesn't mean Americans are as far to the left as he is, but that they're clueless about his radical beliefs. Although that doesn't speak well for us...

Anonymous said...

Can you just picture this conversation between Deval Patrick and BFF Obama?