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    Re: Outed Calif. state senator apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I'm conservative and would vote for a gay person. However, I would only vote for one who was honest from the beginning.
    I would vote for a gay conservative. I would vote a Liberal for all the tea in China.
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    Re: Outed Calif. state senator apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is even more in the link. Does anyone have any idea of what an openly gay Republican can do for the Conservative movement? I think a lot. And now that Ashburn has apologized for being a hypocrite, and is now in the open, without any feelings of guilt or remorse for who his really is, I strongly believe that he now becomes a strong asset in the Republican party, instead of a liability. One thing for sure - Unlike Larry Craig and others, he has my respect, and if I lived in his district, I would vote for him. Well done, Senator!!

    Article is here.
    The reason you'd vote for him is that he's gay? Why on earth would that be your main criterion? Tell us you like his politics, what he stands for, his voting record. Don't tell us it's because he's gay......?
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    Re: Outed Calif. state senator apologizes

    I believe there are some constituencies within the conservative movement that could never accept a gay candidate such as the religious right an other social conservatives.

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    Re: Outed Calif. state senator apologizes

    Call me crazy but I'd be more inclined not to vote for him because of the DUI charge. How can I respect a politician who is breaking the very laws he has sworn to uphold?

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    Re: Outed Calif. state senator apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    I have a difficult time believing that the conservative constituency will vote for him, to be honest. I think his days in the state senate are pretty much over come next election, especially if he is going to be supporting things like gay marriage.

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    For the record... I'd vote for an openly gay congressman IF, he was fiscally and politically conservative, pro-gun, anti-illegal immigration, pro-security, pro-death penalty, supported the war on terror and flat out said that his sex life was his business, he wasn't going to flaunt it and he wasn't trying to convert anyone.

    But I can't stand someone who is a hypocrite. Married, sneaking around banging pages and trolling for sex in bathrooms. The guy is a security risk. Who knows what secrets he'd give up to keep his from hitting the public?

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