Obama at the DC HRC Dinner
On the bright side, President Obama did show up and make a nice speech at the Washington DC Human Rights Campaign gala.
That puts him about 100 points ahead of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.
On the logical side, he does have a lot on his plate with two wars, high unemployment and an economy still near, if not circling, the drain. And the battle for health care reform--let's not forget that.
On the darker side, he's made a lot of pretty speeches about equal rights for gays but so far has done nothing.
I know he's a busy guy, but he has to remember one important thing: none of the other huge things on his plate actually voted for him, or donated money to his campaign.
When he's up for re-election, it'll be people, not things, who help him get re-elected.
He's got three more years to do something meaningful, such as repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell and the ridiculous Defense of Marriage Act. If he fails to live up to his promises, we queers may have to find another candidate to back.
I like Obama. I hope he doesn't let us down.