Saturday, December 6, 2008

Why Prop 8 really passed

For all of those that have tried to understand how Proposition 8 could have passed, when at one point the No on 8 side was 17 points ahead, this is a must read. Tim Dickinson in Rolling Stone explains that it was not the blacks, the Mormons or Catholics. It was the people behind the No on 8 Campaign that simply ran a lousily campaign. I couldn't agree more.

Moreover, those now engaging in attempts at boycotts and publishing names of Prop 8 supporters are engaged in the same kind of sloppy, miscalculated, tone deaf tactics that got Prop 8 passed. For those that ran the No on 8 Campaign, the blame for its passage is, to paraphrase Shakespeare, not the Stars, but in yourselves.