Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

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    Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    Why would Paul Ryan commit to two visits in the last days of the campaign in blue Minnesota?

    Romney/Ryan isn't emphasizing social issues or gay marriage, but a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman is on the ballot in Minnesota.

    In 2004, arguably the gay marriage issue on swing state ballots, helped Bush to his victory, by getting evangelicals to the polls.

    As gay marriage so far is 0 for 32 when put up for a vote (including losing in California of all places), perhaps this is a hidden reason why the Romney campaign thinks they can win there...

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    In response to NO MO O's comment:

    A states rights issue no doubt.

    They are denied nothing.




    wrong....they are denied over 1000 different rights, protections, and benefits.

     

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    Romney has already locked down the anti-gay, homo-hating, christianist bigot votes.

    78% of gay americans support POTUS.

    ~wink~

     

     

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    Which party went BONKERS when the Mass SJC ruled in favor of gay marriage, and, with 90% majority, came with in TWO votes of overturning the court through Constitutional Convention?

    Hint:  It begins with a D




    If the democratic party In Massachusetts went bonkers and wanted to overturn the court, I'm guessing they had the votes to do it.

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    Gay marriage is 0 for 32 elections and every single one of millions who voted for traditional marriage is a homophobe bigot, per our resident progressive snot.

    In addition to a large number of religious evangelicals, Minnesota also has many independent voters, whom Romney is winning big, and a contrarian streak (like New Hampshire). Republicans surged in Minnesota in 2010, winning the State Senate for the first time....

    Minnesota: my upset special for a Romney pick off.

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    Minnesota is definitely in play....

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/aff-poll-minnesota-a-tossup-148296.html

    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are separated by just 1 point in Minnesota, effectively making the race there a toss-up, according to polling taken for the conservative American Future Fund. Romney takes 46 percent of the vote to Obama's 45 percent in the poll, which was conducted by the GOP firm NMB Research and shared with POLITICO.

    The Republican presidential nominee is up 13 points among independents, ahead of Obama 49 percent to 36 percent. They survey breaks with recent public data, which has shown Obama maintaining a single-digit edge over Romney, but gives Republicans reason to hope for an upset.

    Democrats aren't taking the state for granted at this point, with Obama countering pro-Romney ads (including AFF advertising) and deploying Bill Clinton to campaign there.

    In a polling memo, pollster Glen Bolger attributes the closeness of the race to Minnesota's overwhelmingly white population. "Minnesota is very much a battleground state due otthe low minority population of the state and President Obama’s problems with white voters. Romney has a good chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets of the election cycle in this state," Bolger writes.

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    In response to UserName99's comment:

    In response to NO MO O's comment:

    A states rights issue no doubt.

    They are denied nothing.




    wrong....they are denied over 1000 different rights, protections, and benefits.

     



    If we give them those rights, can we get the rainbow and the proper use of the word "gay" back?

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    In response to DirtyWaterLover's comment:

    In response to GreginMeffa's comment:

    Which party went BONKERS when the Mass SJC ruled in favor of gay marriage, and, with 90% majority, came with in TWO votes of overturning the court through Constitutional Convention?

    Hint:  It begins with a D




    If the democratic party In Massachusetts went bonkers and wanted to overturn the court, I'm guessing they had the votes to do it.




    They did go bonkers over it.  But, my recollection is thatthey put on a show for the people who voted for them, pretending outrage over the court usurping the process.  Nice.  and Communist.

     
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    Re: Gay marriage amendment on ballot in Minnesota to help Romney there?

    I think if anything the amendment helps Obama.  It doesn't look like the ban will pass - trailing 49-46, and chances are the evangelicals are already fired up to vote in this election.  The amendment could bring out younger and less likely voters to the polls.

     
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