LatinaLista — Could it be that Senator John McCain and the Republican Party have made peace with the gay and lesbian community â€” but not the Latino community?
It would appear so given the mutual love fest between the two.
According to a press release issued by the Log Cabin Republicans:
John McCain, participated in an interview with a gay publication. In a Washington Blade exclusive, Sen. McCain answered questions on a variety of issues important to gay & lesbian Americans and asks for our votes in November.
“Sen. McCain’s outreach to gay and lesbian voters is unprecedented from a GOP presidential candidate,” said Log Cabin President Patrick Sammon. “Log Cabin is proud to endorse him. We know his inclusive vision for America will draw strong support from LGBT voters.”
“The gay left has been trying to define John McCain as another George W. Bush on gay issues. His words in this interview further undermine that ridiculous argument,” said Sammon.
It is heartwarming to see McCain figuratively, at least, embrace the gay community with this interview. But I find it somewhat insightful that the McCain campaign should find the issue of same-sex marriages to be less politically threatening than issues important to Latinos.
That the McCain campaign could find the time and the will to finish the Washington Blade’s submitted questionnaire and not even acknowledge the questionnaire that was submitted to them earlier this summer by The Sanctuary group regarding issues important to the Latino community is eye-opening.
In the Washington Blade interview, John McCain said he would be the President for all Americans:
Blade: Would you resume the practice started by President Clinton but discontinued by President Bush of creating a high-level White House staff position serving as liaison to the GLBT community?
McCain: I have already publicly stated that there will be no White House Office of Political Affairs in my administration â€” professional politics should be at the party committees, where it has a rightful place, not in the White House. I intend to be a President for all Americans. This discussion is somewhat premature given that I have not been elected (yet).
Yet, if someone is representing ALL Americans, doesn’t that mean that there’s no question(niare) off limits?