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Friday, August 10, 2007


posted by on August 10 at 8:00 AM

Joe My God liveblogged the forum last night, and it’s a great read. Here’s his conclusion…

Obama: OK, but not riveting.

Edwards: Slick, smarmy, insincere. Disappointing.

Kucinich: Amazing. Strong. Smart. Super-likeable.

Gravel: Wacky but loveable. Unelectable.

Richardson: Horrible. Soporific. Highly unlikeable.

Clinton: Same old, same old. Pre-programmed.

I give the win to Dennis Kucinich. Clinton and Obama tied for second.

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Ok, we've seen JoeMyGod and Pam Spaulding's takes on the nightmare on gay street -

What do you think, Dan?

By the way, Joe left off two words from his summary of Kucinich: elfish and hallucinatory

Seriously, all he needed was a tambourine in his hand and flower behind his ear. I share his point of view, but his enthusiasm was a bit Hallmarky.

Posted by patrick | August 10, 2007 8:15 AM

I... didn't watch it.

Posted by Dan Savage | August 10, 2007 8:36 AM

Good God. I've tended to appreciate Richardson's candor on the campaign trail, but after reading about his performance, I just wanted to sign up as his gay issues handler so I could slap some sense into him. I know he can be incredibly shrewd in his use of power, but would it have killed him to drive the ten minutes from the governor's mansion to a Santa Fe gay bar and ask some questions?

Posted by Gitai | August 10, 2007 8:45 AM

Dan, I think I left my underwear at your house last night. Be a doll and take a look for me.

Posted by Philip Seymour Hoffman | August 10, 2007 8:54 AM

Well, ok, Chief (spoken like Jimmy Olson to Perry White). You have the clips available. Watch it.

I am spending today thinking of signs to make for use outside of a Clinton fund raiser in SF this Sunday thrown by LGBT suckers, er, community. $250 per ticket.

How about:
"$250 for a seat in the back of the bus"

Posted by patrick | August 10, 2007 9:03 AM

I didn't watch it either. I knew there'd be ample coverage, I'd see all the important parts anyway, and I had better things to do than to watch politicians blow smoke up my ass.

Excellent slogan, patrick!

Posted by monkey | August 10, 2007 9:28 AM

He should've added "unelectable" for Kucinich, too.

Posted by Ryan | August 10, 2007 9:44 AM

koock wins the hottest-wife contest hands down.

tall british redhead? i vote yes.

Posted by maxsolomon | August 10, 2007 10:04 AM

i meant koocH

Posted by maxsolomon | August 10, 2007 10:04 AM

Kucinich brought it. He was comfortable and likable because he knew that he didn't have to dance around anything, he's on the homo train.

I think Gravel was amazing! He's passionate, sincere, makes bold statements, and awesomely crazy.

Edwards was such a smarmy bastard dickhead asshole.

Richardson was a dick and totally made Melissa Ethridge snidely smirk, which I found delightful.

Obama and Hillary were just okay.

The game: we drank whenever anyone said "rights" or "born that way" and we all chose one other hot-button word to drink on—mine was family.

Posted by Carollani | August 10, 2007 10:08 AM

You know, I'm pretty happy that we're at a point where this debate even happened...who could have imagined even ten years ago that the Democratic frontrunners would appear at a debate for a LGBT audience? While there's so much further to go, this is HUGE.

Posted by Dianna | August 10, 2007 10:55 AM

It can't be that huge if Kucinich comes off as the only sane one.

Posted by frederick r | August 10, 2007 12:40 PM

Hillary's the only one smart enough to know how to get rid of DOMA and DADT. And she will make sure there is a pro gay marriage nominee for the next vacancy on the Supreme Court - where it really matters. I think she won hands down.

Posted by crazycatguy | August 10, 2007 3:33 PM

Dianna, they appeared at a nearly-identical debate in front of a live TV audience, sponsored by the same group, four years ago. Not quite HUGE.

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