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February 22, 2004

Meanwhile, In The Warren

Tin-Hat Dennis is coming

Dennis "I've got my Tin-Hat on" Kucinich will be visitng the Great State of Utah today to drum up support for his failing campaign. This is something of an anomoly since Utah, not have the population of California, New York or Texas, rarely gets visited by presidential candidates during the presidential election. In fact, in order to save some money, the State of Utah cancelled its primary and the Utah Democratic party will be footing the bill to award the states 29 "booby prize" delegates.

Important perspective on recent polls

What's more, because of redistricting after the 2000 census, there has been a shift of about 15 electoral votes from the blue "Gore" states to the red "Bush" states. This means that Bush can lose in New Hampshire or Nevada or even Missouri and still win the election. I don't think it will be that close. But it does illustrate just how difficult it is going to be for John Kerry to win in November.

A glimpse of the future

This is just a taste of the future debate over gay marriages. The issue will reach the boiling point far sooner than expected, and there will be no compromise. No horse trading, no gray area, no middle ground where slick pols like John Kerry can hide. And in terms of votes, the gay lobby is going to lose. Big time.

Why keep the traditional family?

There are many good and responsible single, divorced, and gay parents who do an excellent job of raising their children (my mother-in-law, for example). Similarly, there are many, many children of broken and non-traditional homes who, despite their challenges, have turned out to be "okay" (my wife). But the fact that some succeed doesn't mean all will succeed, or are more likely to succeed. More importantly, the fact that some succeed doesn't mean that the non-traditional family structure is as effective in raising responsible, well-adjusted, and emotionally-secure children as the traditional model, because in statistical terms, it's not.

Posted by Bigwig at February 22, 2004 01:40 PM | TrackBack
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