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908 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think if the Democratic Party came out and said its position on gay marriage has changed and they no longer support it, would they stand a better chance of winning the 2008 election?


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15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 1:02:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
From this link http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/02/2...

Only 4% of voters see gay marriage as the main issue they would like the candidates to address in this election year, far behind the economy (25%), health care (13%) and the war in Iraq (also 13%). Gay marriage is named by more voters than is abortion (1%), and it is clearly the most relevant social issue to voters today.

So i think no.

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 1:12:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Most of the Dem candidates in 2004 didn't support gay marriage--I doubt that it would make much difference in 2008...
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/13/06 - 11:17:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I think they'd stand even less of a chance. I know that if a candidate came out strongly against gay marriage or at least civil unions (strongly meaning they wanted a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage) there is no way in hell I'd vote for them. I'd go with a third party candidate again.

For the record I don't see exactly see gay marriage as deal breaker, but I think the principle behind wanting to actively ban gay marriage is a very important one. It's legistlation for *no* reason other than forcing your morality onto others. I think that is VERY slippery slope to get on.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/24/06 - 9:00:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I doubt it.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/24/06 - 9:21:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
They'd just cement their image further as opportunists with no real ideals who just say whatever they think will get them the most votes.

People don't want those kind of parties.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 7/24/06 - 1:34:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/24/2006 9:21:58 AM AndresH wrote:
They'd just cement their image further as opportunists with no real ideals who just say whatever they think will get them the most votes. People don't want those kind of parties.

Agreed 100%. One of many reasons the Dems have lost the last couple of elections (besides blatant abuse of the election systems by the Republicans) is that they have been trying too hard to kiss everyone's ass rather than coming right out and saying what they think. Gay Marriage will probably eventually be legal everywhere, and if the Dems came out against it, they would just be regressing back a few decades and compromising their principles for the sake of winning votes, and in the end, people do not vote for parties or candidates who are precieved to be ass kissers. Political parties and candidates will ultimately earn the respect of voters by being honest and upfront about their views.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 1:49:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pfft. No.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 1:52:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^Much agreed with lush. Just f*cking taking a stance would sway more voters than saying they are against gay marriage.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 8:04:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
Homos should be forced to marry so they can see and experience what the rest of us go through.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 8:06:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
Considering that the base of their party is a rabid bunch of barking moonbatsthe democrat party cannot change its extreme left positions without upsetting this base. Without that base they cannot win anything.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 9:13:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Everyone will have to support it sooner or later, otherwise they're racist...it's sad really. What is our world coming too? How long will it take before we start supporting rape, drugs and murder? "It's okay to murder as long as it isn't torture and you have just cause"...we'll see this someday, I'm telling ya.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 10:22:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
People just hate Gay marriage because it scares them, I thought this country was made so anybody could come in, no matter what they were (as the exception of criminals.) Now people are throwing that all away because some people freak them out?

A little off topic there, but No.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 7/26/06 - 11:35:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think anyone really cares, just the people involved(and the crazy fanatics, but there are crazy fanatics involved in every issue). That whole issue has been blown entirely out of proportion. It only involves a small portion of the population. Honestly, if people stopped talking about it, it would go away.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/15/06 - 5:09:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's not the biggest issue, so no. I think it will be accepted slowly like interracial marriage.
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 8/15/06 - 5:11:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't even think that will come into play due to the fact that Bush is a Republican and Bush has put a big dent in the appearance of his Party.

The actions of Bush are enough reason to vote Democrat.

15 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 12/29/06 - 2:45:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
i dont support gay marriage and its not a big issue exc. for gay ppl so not really
15 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 3/8/07 - 1:07:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think this the earliest the campaign has heated up, at least in my lifetime!

Early presidential campaign gains considerable interest

14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/23/07 - 6:15:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I should hope that Americans have more dignity in themselves than to be actively homophobic. Having said that, however, most dumb Americans support Bush, so I guess those are the homophobes.
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/23/07 - 7:12:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Err, the party platform doesn't currently take (and never has taken) a position supporting gay marriage. How exactly would that be a change?
14 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 5/23/07 - 7:14:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 3/8/2007 1:08:00 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
I think this the earliest the campaign has heated up, at least in my lifetime! Early presidential campaign gains considerable interest

How does that link have anything to do with this question? You have 5 billion questions, is it really that hard to stick to linking news stories that are actually relevant to the question you post them on?
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/24/07 - 10:47:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/26/2006 9:13:30 AM guardian_e wrote:
Everyone will have to support it sooner or later, otherwise they're racist...it's sad really. What is our world coming too? How long will it take before we start supporting rape, drugs and murder? "It's okay to murder as long as it isn't torture and you have just cause"...we'll see this someday, I'm telling ya.
Racist? Since when was homosexuality a race? And please explain how violent crimes are comparable to a loving union between 2 people.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 8/24/07 - 10:47:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/29/2006 2:45:44 PM davidkap1 wrote:
i dont support gay marriage and its not a big issue exc. for gay ppl so not really

I think it should be a big issue for heterosexuals. Just because a civil right infringement doesn't affect you doesn't make it justifiable or ignorable.

But in answer, no I don't. I think they already stand a pretty good chance as it is, and they're certainly not going to gain any votes by switching stances. I guarantee there are no voters out there who are thinking to themselves, "Gee, I'd sure like to vote Democrat, but I simply can't get past that pesky gay marriage bit".

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 9/13/07 - 9:24:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/23/2007 7:12:16 AM burnteffigy wrote:
Err, the party platform doesn't currently take (and never has taken) a position supporting gay marriage. How exactly would that be a change?
And why exactly were you the only one to notice this?
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/18/07 - 2:38:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
christians...
14 yrs ago - Saturday 5/17/08 - 5:18:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
Or an opposite idea...

Will Gay Marriage Help the GOP?

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