Ageism trumps homophobia

September 3, 2007

Some of the more conservative Libertarians have contacted us to say that Dennis Kucinich is unelectable, because he waited so long to get married, which makes it look like “he’s a closet homosexual.” (Gotta love that Southern phraseology.)

Well, first of all, women who look like this don’t have to settle for being a gay man’s “beard.” He’s clearly straight, or she wouldn’t be with him.

But what if he weren’t straight? Is a gay man really unelectable nowadays? According to a recent Zogby poll, a gay man is not only electable, but even more electable than the conservative Libertarians’ favorite candidate, Ron Paul, who is 72 years old.

“58% would elect a gay person for President — about the same as for an Arab-American (57%), and more than for a person over age 70 (51%)”

Is it fair that septuagenarian candidates for President face such bias? No. But we’ve got to be ready to sacrifice principle for electability. Otherwise, we’d all just support unelectable purist Libertarians like George Phillies and Christine Smith who aren’t themselves willing to sacrifice our liberty in exchange for votes and campaign contributions.

So, as we’ve said repeatedly to our Libertarian friends, if you want to support the most electable Mainstream Libertarian candidate in 2008, it’s time to get on the Kucinich bus. It’s the only way to achieve Liberty in our Lifetimes™.

One comment

  1. Mrs. Kucinich is fine piece. I’d be riding that like the last copter out of Saigon.

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