>I’m Coming Out (Politically) Part 1

>So I figure it’s time to get off the proverbial pot and fess up which candidate I’m voting for in the primary.

Well, it’s now narrowed down to 2 main contenders.

MAJOR faux pas aside, I cannot completely discredit Bill Richardson, because I think he is the kind of statesman that this country would benefit from. I think that his verbal missteps, as Rod McCullom mentions in this article at Rod 2.0 are mere nerves.

Yet is that enough? More to come in Part 2.

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous · December 12, 2007

    >about that supposed gaffe… i know a lot of people (on both sides of the argument) are in favor of declaring that homosexuality is either something that a person chooses or somethng that is programmed at birth.but in my opnion, who the hell cares? does it make any difference whether homosexuality is a choice or a biological imperative? absolutely not!i suspect that some of the people who claim that homosexuality is determined in the womb are trying to justify homosexuality as something that comes from god (since god creates life and anything out of the womb must have been intentionally designed by god). on the flip side, people who argue that homosexuality is a choice are implying that it is just like a sin (since we can “choose” whether or not to steal, murder or engage in any other morally repugnant behavior). so, because i think that whole choice/biology debate is infused with religious overtones, i just don’t buy into it at all.instead of trying to justify homosexuality on the grounds that it is biological (and therefore the product of the divine), i prefer to rely on the argument that every human being has the intrinsic right to have sex, marry or otherwise associate with another human being — regardless of their sex or gender.so, how we came to be is totally irrelevant. the only important thing is that we’re here and we exist. and the mere fact that we exist as human beings entitles us to the right to be gay, to have gay sex, to marry a person of the same sex, etc.so, with respect to bill richardson, i don’t really care whether he thinks being gay is a choice… as long as he agrees that a gay person has the right to enjoy the same privileges as a straight person.

  2. Anonymous · December 12, 2007

    >about that supposed gaffe… i know a lot of people (on both sides of the argument) are in favor of declaring that homosexuality is either something that a person chooses or somethng that is programmed at birth.but in my opnion, who the hell cares? does it make any difference whether homosexuality is a choice or a biological imperative? absolutely not!i suspect that some of the people who claim that homosexuality is determined in the womb are trying to justify homosexuality as something that comes from god (since god creates life and anything out of the womb must have been intentionally designed by god). on the flip side, people who argue that homosexuality is a choice are implying that it is just like a sin (since we can “choose” whether or not to steal, murder or engage in any other morally repugnant behavior). so, because i think that whole choice/biology debate is infused with religious overtones, i just don’t buy into it at all.instead of trying to justify homosexuality on the grounds that it is biological (and therefore the product of the divine), i prefer to rely on the argument that every human being has the intrinsic right to have sex, marry or otherwise associate with another human being — regardless of their sex or gender.so, how we came to be is totally irrelevant. the only important thing is that we’re here and we exist. and the mere fact that we exist as human beings entitles us to the right to be gay, to have gay sex, to marry a person of the same sex, etc.so, with respect to bill richardson, i don’t really care whether he thinks being gay is a choice… as long as he agrees that a gay person has the right to enjoy the same privileges as a straight person.

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