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Don't know he says tournament out executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans part Cooper and -- there was a couple calls from gay men that I took on the radio show this week.
There are Republicans.
And they were very happy about the announcement that we're very pleased.
And I -- so old are you gonna vote for the president and they all went no.
-- -- -- -- Yeah -- -- what you touched upon their Tom is that all voters regardless of their orientation are are multifaceted.
Multidimensional they are not single issue we saw that in the 2010 cycle back.
Self identified -- voters more voted Republican.
And that mid term cycle 2010 than they did in twenty -- there was a 20%.
The LG BT population voted Republican in -- -- it went up to 31%.
And 2010 why the economy.
And also issues like state mandated health care obamacare so there are issues out there that are important.
To all Americans and frankly yes what the president did say this week was important.
It was the right thing to do but it is not the only issue that's gonna drive many voters the polls and again regardless of orientation everybody needs a job and no I don't I don't know anybody who doesn't need a job.
And if if there's concern about paying your mortgage paying your rent putting food on your table regardless if you happen to be a man and wife or.
-- two husbands are -- wise the economy is the primary factor we know that from exit polling.
From the Republican primary states Arizona.
Miss again the swing state that very important state of Ohio shows the economy is up there in that the fifties up well -- the -- that needs depending on the precinct.
And when it comes to the issue of same sex marriage and the freedom to marry.
Again while it is important it ranks very low amongst voters as even -- issue -- we're talking about 5%.
Or well down into the margin of error so.
Calculated move -- move on the president's part again the right thing to say.
But how -- how will affect the outcome in November remains to be seen which is about money.
Was it because says Doug Jones is told is one out of six bundle orders for President Obama our -- And they raise a lot of money and so.
Is that what this was.
Well that I'm sure that factored in there I mean you look you you've -- manpower message for any campaign regardless if you're running for house senate.
See -- -- the presidential cycle you need money.
And of course you the president had a number of of events in California this week that required.
And -- certainly probably -- a number of those bundle was present -- we -- we already know that the day after the president's.
Direct gay Democrat dollars skyrocketed toward DNC coffers.
You know I think within the first 24 hours about.
To 2.5 million.
Was reportedly rolling in right for the Obama election isn't so there -- there's definitely a corollary there for sure so part.
The the question and I know you did a great job explained affected gay men and women are are not one well maybe that they're not all one issue some are one issue but.
That there multi -- -- of people that like you said -- jobs and are worried about the economy.
Does this trouble a gay man or woman that the Republicans that is going I'd like to what he said oh yeah -- I don't know if I can vote form.
We and that's that's that's the issue is that.
We look at the whole host of issues that are important to voter.
And there are many.
Voters out there regardless of orientation who do like with -- president said.
He did do the right thing I think you know Mitch Daniels touched upon a very well early this -- he said.
You can respect him as a good man a good family man a good father.
But he's not been a good president so.
Again if you happen to be that supportive of the freedom to marry and I am actually I mean we actually are advocating for the repeal.
Of the defense of marriage act we are building that Republican coalition in the house in the senate and working with the governors' offices as well.
But it doesn't make him all the sudden.
A good president just because of that one position again right position to take but doesn't he can't.
On the economy and and that's what we're looking at here alright.
Part Cooper executive director gay the -- -- Republicans thank you very very much for your for your input.
Thanks -- coming.