Thursday, December 3, 2009
Bay Windows Endorses Mike Capuano for Senator
I happen not to agree with the majority of the LGBT organizations who endorse Coakely. I think she's terrific and will be very happy to vote for her in the finals. But I'm supporting Mike Capuano because I really want passion. I want someone who's as angry as I am about some issues. (Okay, angry for me isn't terribly the angry, but still...) I love that Mike has supported causes long before they were popular. He voted against Iraq War. Against the Patriot Act. He has always been against the death penalty. I love that he was one of a handful of people to come to a demonstration against the passing of Prop 8 in California to cheer us on. I love that as a Congressman he can step in tomorrow and not miss a beat in the senate.
I would have preferred if LGBT organizations had felt free to endorse two candidates or give us "score cards" of each one. It felt wrong to me that such an ally as Capuano was shut out of major LGBT endorsements until now.
But I suspect I'll be happy primary night no matter who wins. I'll just be happier if Capuano does.