June 24, 2008
Strategy Question: What leverage do we have?
Posted by: Kevin
Gay Democrats, along with their party, are moving to unite themselves behind the certain nominee, Senator Barack Obama. The Human Rights Campaign quickly endorsed Obama after he secured enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination, and many leading activists are calling for the gay community to unite behind Obama.
In this environment, I want to pose a strategy question for reader responses:
Say we unite behind Obama now and end all debate over his candidacy in June 2008 -- and he wins the presidency. If Obama then subsequently pulls back from gay issues once in office due to political considerations, and fails to deliver on his promises, what leverage will the gay and lesbian community have over him?
Let's hear your opinions.
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