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  •  Curious as to your thoughts on why. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    lgmcp, commonmass

    One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

    by AUBoy2007 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 11:45:43 AM PDT

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    •  Simply put, (4+ / 0-)
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      I think the camel's nose is already in the tent and inching forward nicely.    I think the opposition to be mobilized  is somewhat likely to outweigh the support to be energized.   He already has my vote, and strategists know this.  

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 11:50:06 AM PDT

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      •  Fair enough. (1+ / 0-)
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        I disagree, in that I think the opposition is mobilized to the hilt already as they'll paint him as supporting marriage equality regardless, whereas we know and appreciate the difference.

        One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

        by AUBoy2007 on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 12:20:36 PM PDT

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        •  It's a near thing and tough to guage, I grant (1+ / 0-)
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          Activists on both sides are already keenly attuned.  It's the big squishy segment in the middle which everyone would like to predict and sway.  

          "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

          by lgmcp on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 12:25:23 PM PDT

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      •  I agree. And it's risky in NC. I think he should (1+ / 0-)
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        get credit for taking the chance. He squeeked out a victory in NC in 2008 and has to have the conservative independents to do it again. These are people who will be happy with the progress on the economy but who could be scared off by the thought of an overtly "liberal" President. I fully support him and am thrilled. But I think he should get credit for taking a chance doing the right thing when it could be easy to do nothing.

        “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you...” - Maya Angelou

        by stellaluna on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 02:21:00 PM PDT

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