I'm not gay, nor am I Republican.
Stioll, I can't help but respect the difficult decision made by the Log Cabin Republicans Board of Directors.
The best quote from the article:Log Cabin Republicans Vote to Withhold Endorsement from President Bush
National Board Announces Log Cabin Will Focus on Supporting Inclusive Republican Candidates for U.S. House and Senate
(Washington, DC)óLog Cabin Republicans are withholding their endorsement from President Bush for 2004. "Log Cabin's National Board has voted to withhold a Presidential endorsement and shift our financial and political resources to defeating the radical right and supporting inclusive Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives," said Log Cabin Board Chairman William Brownson of Ohio. The Log Cabin Board of Directors voted 22 to 2 not to endorse the President's re-election.
"Certain moments in history require that a belief in fairness and equality not be sacrificed in the name of partisan politics; this is one of those moments. The national board's vote empowers Log Cabin to maintain its integrity while furthering our goal of building a more inclusive Republican Party. Log Cabin is more committed than ever to its core mission to build a stronger and more inclusive Republican Party. There is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party, and that fight is bigger than one platform, one convention, or even one President," said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director Patrick Guerriero. [snip]
I couldn't have said it better. Historically, I voted for the man or woman, and not the party. With the Republican Party shifting to the hard right, taking a strong, exclusinve ideological bent, I'm turning into a single-column voter. Many liberals who would have otherwise considered voting for qualified Republicans probably feel the same."Every victory by fair-minded Republicans is a victory for the future of our party. We have made it clear that we can either be the party of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rudy Giuliani or we can be the party of Alan Keyes and Rick Santorum," continued Guerriero.