Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Who will Speak for Us?
Larry King featured discussion on CA Supreme Court's decision to uphold. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor spoke eloquently and directly in support of marriage equality... and held his ground against a slick, well dressed neandrothal evangelical. He was unflappable. How nice it would be to have a spokesman like that?
And then we moved to the panel of 4. Nicely divided into 1 of each, secular for, secular against, religious for and religious against. And the for marriage equality folks were wiped away by those against. I say this with sadness. Not only because I hate to see us embarrassed, but also because one of the players was our own +Gene.Robinson.
+Gene was just to sweet and appeared as lightweight, even though I know he is not. The secular pro-gay guy was just a fool, saying things like "Of course we should be able to be married. It's America. We should be able to do whatever we want." Cringe. On preparation and appearance we lost this one. Good thing very few people watch Larry King.
We need a spokesperson with charisma, media appeal and who can use that velvet glove.
Too bad Gavin has a full time job and that Keith Olbermann isn't available.