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Is America Ready for a Gay President?

Updated on February 5, 2020

Ready or Not

Now, I really don't think the strong showing by Pete Buttigieg in the fiasco and meaningless caucus in Iowa proves anything. But, he did show a very strong showing that even shocked himself and kept him ahead of socialist Sanders. If Pete can continue to shock opponents until June, would the democratic machine actually allow a gay man to lead their party against Trump? Assuming it would happen, what kind of message would this send to the many, many, democrats that like Pete but simply refuse to vote for him because of his sexual preference. They would be a majority that would either not vote or turn to Trump for the lousy candidate the party chose. This is what happened in 2016! Many democrats voted for Trump then due to their hatred of Clinton.

Pete does come across like a very level headed and pragmatic man about many issues. He does reflect the future being only 38, who recently only embraced his homosexuality. Many voters like him for his common sense about key issues that is more moderate than not. He speaks well and can handled himself on the debate stage. For many, everything is good as far as being a POTUS except for his sexual preference. That, is the killer for many would-be voters. Call it whatever name you want, but it IS just a fact that he cannot overcome when it comes convincing straight people otherwise.

One possible reason is the appearance on the world stage, let alone America. There are many countries that do not accept homosexuality in some form. The optics of having a POTUS that is gay living in the WH with their spouse simply is bad for many Americans. Imagine the slurs and innuendo. With Trump, we know POTUS sleeps in one room, while his wife, in another (as in House of Cards). Obama suffered many right wing nut theories that said that Mrs. Obama was actually a man with questionable photos as proof,or she was a man having a sex change. Having a real gay man with his spouse in the WH would be cannon fodder for those.

Would Pete be able to stand up to a bigot and racist like Trump? Tough question. He is not a physically big man, either. He is just a small city mayor, while Trump is far different with some credits to his name after three years.

Luckily, for the Democrats, Pete's path to POTUS will be short lived as he goes down the primary road. By June, unless something dramatically happens, having to decide about this question will all be moot until next time!

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 months ago

      Pete is fine, just saying it could be a sign of America loosing favor with God bc the morality of the nation is drifting far from God. Now, some like nutty Trumpers think quite the opposite, orange hair and all. Even trump thinks he is a chosen one, LOL. Everyone has their POV. It use to be "one nation under God" , but so much has eroded that it is false

    • Randy Godwin profile image

      Randy Godwin 

      2 months ago from Southern Georgia

      I like what Mayor Pete said to VP Pence. "If you have a problem with my being gay, then take it up with my creator."

      I'll bet Pence sucked his underwear up his puritan @$$! LOL!

    • Randy Godwin profile image

      Randy Godwin 

      2 months ago from Southern Georgia

      The SOTU was a pack of lies, and was one of the reasons Nancy ripped it up. Anyone with any sense at all can fact check it on several sites, if they don't believe me.

      And I, for one, don't put any stock in the End Times.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh yes it does. Why you deny it is beyond me....and this crosses all political spectrums.....just like the supremacy of the male is a given in most religions.

      Watch this democratic lady....this is the mainstream religious view, is it not?

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/...

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Now who sounds like the homophobe?

      “Were Pete be elected as POTUS I think it would be fitting as it fits into the End Times“

      Your inference is the election of a gay person would be a sign of the end of the world?

      If anything Trump has stopped the decline of America in the world “for a variety of reasons,” or did you miss the SOTU speech.

      If you think 50 years of being told manmade global warming will destroy life on earth (um they said that would happen decades ago) isn’t a hoax then I have a bridge I’ll sell you cheap.

      So only two of his policies you think aren’t looney? Yeah, then why would you think anyone would vote for him? What does gay have anything to do with it? It doesn’t.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 months ago

      Were Pete be elected as POTUS I think it would be fitting as it fits into the End Times and revelations regarding the USA and how the country has strayed far from its biblical and blessings given to the country by God, as it is believed. America has strayed and in End Times, it will be embroiled in a host of problems that will no longer make America the center of the world. Trump is part of the decline for a variety of reasons. But, the min wage should be $15, climate change is really real. Like it or not, many will have a problem voting for Pete because he is gay, will it be enough, who knows?

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      That’s the point. Bible says homosexuality is wrong. Bad Pete, bad. God people can’t vote for him.

      But they did vote for an adulterer......and he broke one of the 10 commandments!

      It’s a clear double standard, and people like you aren’t ready to face or admit it.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Maybe you should have read the title of this article Leslie. Let me help you.

      Is America Ready for a Gay President?

      That has nothing to do with Trump, adultery, bisexuality or your TDS so you’d do better to express your TDS where that is the topic.

      Btw God says being gay is wrong. I thought you said you “read the Bible a lot” More like very little if you don’t know who says homosexuality is wrong! Lol

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It has EVERYTHING to do with it. Who says being gay is wrong?

      Did you see that woman in Iowa, who was all for him, until she found out he was gay? She said, “that goes against the Bible. I change my mind”

      Religion has everything to do with it. No one would have a problem with it otherwise.

      Why do you think Trump hid his campaign finance violations? He didn’t want you to know he was an adulterer.

      And watch.....if Pete is the nominee, Trump won’t hesitate to use the Bible against HIM.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Like that has anything to do with the topic of this article?

      I have been advocating the point of view that a gay person could be elected president if he didn’t have looney policies which I make clear will keep all the Democrat candidates from ever being elected and the pot smuggler calls me a homophobe and you want to change the subject to bisexuality and then adultery.

      After all policies are why we elect a president. Promises to do what we want done are always first and for most. Integrity is only important as to the execution of the policies a president gets elected to do. If it was otherwise no Democrat would have voted for a Clinton! What is ludicrous is a self avowed pot smuggler,who wears the term as a badge of honor (his words not mine), a law breaker, says “I look at the person's integrity instead of his/her sexual preference.”

      Integrity is something a person like that knows very little about.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      So, what does the Bible say about adultery?

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      So here we go, the pot smuggler leads the conversation with his followers off topic and down the rabbit hole.

      King James was not the founder of the Bible, another tactic of the pot smuggler to raise a straw man.

      King James never put together the Bible, he didn't help translate it. Basically, he did nothing except commission it. So why would his background matter at all when considering a Bible?

      In 1604 King James convened the Hampton Court Conference and authorized the start of a new translation of the Bible into English. The objective was to have one standard version of the Bible to be used across all English-speaking parishes. The task of translation was undertaken by 47 scholars, taken from a cross-section of Jacobean England. Many of them were highly skilled in ancient languages. The King James Authorized Version of the Bible was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into English appeared.

      To suggest there is something wrong with the Bible because the person who commissioned it was a sinner is the pot smugglers’ goal. His ignorance is revealed in the fact that no one, not even those who translated the Bible were sinless so King James’ sexuality is nothing but a straw man being raised by a drug smuggler so Leslie can drag the comments down the rabbit hole where she lives.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      A hub about a possible gay president, and it’s wrong to bring up a king’s gay sexuality?

      That’s the whole point! Your cave-man mentality.

      Ooga - booga , me Tarzan, you Jane.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Well, well what a surprise. I ask Perrya what policies he says aren’t looney and the pot smuggler (who said he wears that label as a badge of honor) appears with name calling and an introduction to King James sexuality.

      That pretty much sums up where his mind dwells.

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      MG Singh 

      2 months ago from Singapore

      It will be sad if that ever happens

    • Randy Godwin profile image

      Randy Godwin 

      2 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Great hub, Perry. Unlike the Homophobe commenting on this article, I look at the person's integrity instead of his/her sexual preference. After all, King James--who founded the King James version of the Bible--was a well known bisexual.

      The little turtle gets in a few insults instead of facts. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Yeah? Which one?

      Trashing the constitution?

      Another “Obamacare”?

      Minimum wage to $15 an hour and index it to inflation thereafter?

      A national ban on state “right-to-work” laws?

      Promoting the hoax of manmade global warming?

      Giving Illegals citizenship?

      Tell us iyo which one isn’t looney?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 months ago

      There is only a few looney ones, IMO

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Pete? If you think his policies are that of a level headed person you are easily duped by appearances.

      These major policy positions of Buttigieg's are far from level headed

      abolition of the United States Electoral College,

      support for a public health insurance option,

      Buttigieg’s plan would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and index it to inflation thereafter, impose a national ban on state “right-to-work” laws Buttigieg says he will empower the National Labor Relations Board, the body that governs collective bargaining, to issue multimillion-dollar penalties to companies that violate employees' rights.

      protecting the environment by addressing climate change,

      a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants,

      overturning the Citizens United ruling,

      and passing a federal law prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ people.

      These are loony policies that will keep him from ever being elected, much more so than him being gay.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 months ago

      As far as Pete goes, he comes off as a very level guy and moderate on many issues and he does not look, sound, or act gay. This person could be president one day. America would not elect a more radical gay that advocates in your face gay lifestyle.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Wes, how’s it feel to be lumped together with the likes of Leslie?

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 months ago

      Leslie and Todd make some valid arguments, they both have their place. I can't really disagree!

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      The original thought was freedom and power......for them. Not for black people. Not for women. Not for indigenous peoples. Only for those rich, white, slave-owning, woman-owning men.

      The original thought had to be revised.....many times. Now we are stuck in your bible world. Nothing original, copied from ancient texts......Which, of course give YOU supreme power.

      No way is that original, and neither are any of us. We spout off what we’ve been fed all our lives.

      I read that Indigenous cultures call gay men and women Two-Spirit people. imagine....maybe they are revered!

      Those of Christian persuasion rather they hide in a closet, pretend to be something they’re not. And why? Who told you they are bad?

      My fantasy beats your reality every day of the week, and we are already out of your realm.....you just haven’t caught up yet.

      Love is Love. Try that concept.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      No original thought? The constitution was the epitome of original thought and your only thought is to destroy it, change it, make it null and void!

      What you call original thought is nothing it ludicrous unreasoned fantasy.

    • lovemychris profile image

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      No, I dont think America is ready for that yet.....I think the younger generations are fine with it, but not the older.

      And the older generation always votes.....not so much the young.

      And I agree, Iowa hardly represents America.....

      But if things are to change, young people must get out there and vote!

      Personally, I wish it were law that everybody be represented in gvt. I think we should at the very least, have one party as president, the other as veep. Or maybe dual presidents instead.

      We need way more parties, way more inclusiveness. And way less religion.

      But change is slow, it takes a lot of people a long time to catch up.

      Amazing what followers we all are. No original thought.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      And welcome the TDS pot smuggler, shows up not for the article topic but for no other reason than to stalk people and poke fun at them and of course having to mention Trump,

    • Randy Godwin profile image

      Randy Godwin 

      2 months ago from Southern Georgia

      Gee Todd, I didn't realize you're a certified biologist! Or are you simply Trumping it as usual? :P

      I'd bet on the latter if you have a few bucks to waste. Perhaps a Franklin?

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      Well we will only know that answer when a conservative homosexual runs for president. Until then I guarantee you people, gay or straight, who run on socialist agendas, things like single payor, Medicare for all, Amnesty for illegals, the New Green Deal, open borders and gun confiscation will never be elected president of this country because of one person, Donald J Trump!

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      2 months ago

      Not sure about democratic policies being the reason why a gay person could not be president, it's both.

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      2 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Homosexuality represents a total biological failure. Why should biological failure be thought honorable?

    • tsadjatko profile image

      2 months ago from now on

      The reasons why Buttigieg won’t be president has nothing to do with him being gay. It’s his looney left wing politics and policies that will keep him from ever winning a presidential election.

      The same reasons none of the Democrat candidates will ever become president.

      But of course the excuse every one of them will use is it’s because they’re a woman, or of color, or some kind of minority like gay!

      Truth is they’re all nuts and that’s why they will never be president. Electing Obama poisoned that well. NEVER AGAIN!

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      2 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      We have already had a gay president. Did you forget about Obama already?

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