Eva and I attended a luncheon hosted by Log Cabin Republicans in Saint Paul, today. At this luncheon, LCR announced that the National Board voted 12-2 to endorse John McCain for President. In a written release LCR President Patrick Sammon said,
“On the most important issue that LGBT Americans faced in the last decade—the federal marriage amendment—Sen. John McCain stood with us. Now we stand with him. Sen. McCain is an inclusive Republican who is focusing the GOP on unifying core principles that appeal to independent voters.”Perhaps, the more interesting part was this statement,
“Sen. McCain showed courage by bucking his own party’s leadership and the president—twice voting against the amendment. He gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor, calling the amendment ‘antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans.’ He paid a political price for his vote.”I have emailed the Bachmann campaign requesting comment on the fact that the Republican nominee believes that her values are "antithetical" to the core Republican philosophy.