Saturday, March 01, 2008

Gay Clinton Backers Defecting to Obama

Here is an exsurpt from I'd thought readers might find interesting:

'The Young Reformer'

This time, Mixner is backing Obama. The Clintons have become ``a machine, and Obama's the young reformer,'' said Mixner, who joined Obama's campaign after initially supporting former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, 54, who dropped out of the Democratic race last month.

Musician Melissa Etheridge, who came out as a lesbian in 1993 at President Bill Clinton's Triangle Ball, the first ever inaugural event for gay men and lesbians, said earlier this month that she is backing Obama.

Hollywood mogul David Geffen, a one-time supporter of Bill Clinton, also is backing Obama. The openly gay Geffen, co-founder of the DreamWorks SKG movie studio, held a $1.3 million fundraiser for Obama last year.

Part of the popularity of Governor Patrick is his ability to look at people for who they are, and not what they are. Perhaps growing up in tough times as a young black man helped give him the insight few of privilege have. It seems he is sharing his advice with his friend Senator Obama, and people are noticing.

When good people put aside what makes us different and concentrate on what really matters, there is the potential for history to be made. Obama is made of the same stock as our Governor, and that gives me hope that he will use his abilities for our benefit, not his own. Hillary might very well make a great President, but she has had this too well planned for my liking. I wonder whether her motivation is for my good or simply to feed her own desires.

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