Saturday, 9 February 2008

GLB Voters Chose Clinton Over Obama

The Advocate reports that Clinton is doing much better than Obama amongst Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual voters. The report states: NBC exit polling found that among the 4% of California voters who identified as GLB, 63% voted for Clinton, 29% for Obama, and 1% for Edwards. In New York, 7% of voters self-identified as GLB and 59% voted for Clinton, 36% for Obama, and 3% for Edwards. New York and California were the only states in which this question was asked. The results show that the GLB electorate didn’t move much from where they were last fall in Hunter College’s national polling of the community, when likely GLB voters preferred Clinton by 63%, Obama’s by 22% and Edwards at 7%.

The race is looking very close now and my own view remians that the best candidate from a global perspective is Obama both for securing a Democrat victory (I don't see Clinton winning agaisnt McCain) and for re-positioning America on the world stage. As things stand, I still think Hillary will clinch the nomination. Read the full story at:

I've taken a look at both the Obama and Clinton websites and whilst Obama has a section specifically focussed on LGBT issues I couldn't find anything on the Clinton site. It's not enough for her supporters to say she is commited to LGBT rights - she needs to clearly state it in public. Putting something on her website might be a start.

I've also pasted in the latest 'Obama-mania' video below. The video features actress Scarlett Johansson and jazz legend Herbie Hancock whi sing lines in the music video, created by Will.I.Am from pop group Black Eyed Peas. It's hard not to be inspired.

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Sean Hennelly said...

Excellent video- there were a lot of famous faces, I recognised the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls; Nicole Scherzinger, Megan Fox (I think?!), and Eric Balfour, who plays Milo in 24!

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