Is The U.S. Ready for An Openly Gay President?

Fandango’s provocative question is whether the U.S. is open to electing an openly gay presidential candidate.

If you had asked me in 2016 if the U.S. was open to a bigoted, sexist, totally incompetent, traitorous braggart and fool, I would have said, “No.”  So, I guess I’m not the person to ask. That disclaimer stated, I have to regretfully say no again and hope, again, that I am wrong. I must say that I would love it if we could take one more giant leap away from bigotry. I will also say that much as I’d like to see a gay person or a woman in the presidency, I hope that everyone remains solid in finding a candidate who can beat Trump. That is the most important issue right now. Yes, there is a need to change the Democratic party but that is something to do after we have presented a solid unified front to overcome this huge shame of the past 4 years. Our country and the world may depend on it. Now is not the time for divisiveness. There has been enough of that over the past 4 years, and the campaign year before that. Let’s get hypocrisy and elitism out of the White House, then out of the Senate and House. And our of our own hearts, as well.

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13 thoughts on “Is The U.S. Ready for An Openly Gay President?

  1. Martha Kennedy

    I agree completely. In the grand scheme of world leadership, sexual preference is a pretty minor selling point (or detraction). We need a GOOD LEADER who understands how to get along with people, whose idea of leadership isn’t a constant gratuitous “reality show” drama. As for sexual preference, really, the only person that should EVER matter to is the person in question and his/her partner.

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  2. Paula Light

    Great answer! Many people who replied on his post were well meaning but were replying with their own preference of yes of course it would be fine. That’s not the question. The question is about the country in general, the same country who elected the thing we have now.

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  3. Eilene Lyon

    I am torn about wanting someone “who can beat Trump” vs. the leader I really want to see in the White House (not necessarily the same thing, right?). I’ll not get involved until we shake a lot of these candidates out of the tree. I just wish our news media would quit focusing on all the wrong things — just what got the Twit elected in the first place.

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  4. Mikel Gerle

    Yes. The majority of the U.S. is ready for a gay President. Unfortunately we have a system of government that gives disproportionate power to low population states. It’s no surprise to me that Butigieg is willing to eliminate the electoral college in favor of a truly democratic (the one with the most votes wins) approach.

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