The Democratic Party hopes to project a united front at their convention in Denver, which begins today. Not all Democrats, however, are backing the presumptive nominee, Barack Obama.
Gay media honcho Paul Colichman, a former Hillary Clinton backer who owns Regent Entertainment, Out and The Advocate, tells Page Six that he’s so disappointed with Obama’s gay marriage stance that he refuses to shell out the dough for the Senator’s campaign:
[Colichman] said he finally dealt with his disappointment over Clinton’s defeat last week and came around to Obama.
“I thought, ‘Get over yourself!’ I had literally written out a check to the Obama campaign. And then I saw him in front of an evangelical group in Anaheim,” he said.
Before Rick Warren at the Saddleback Civil Forum, both Obama and McCain defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
“I thought, ‘Wow! He just threw the gay community under the bus,'” Colichman said. “My partner looked over at me, and we tore up the check.”
“If we always vote for the lesser of two evils, if we accept their crumbs and platitudes, if we write checks to candidates who don’t stand up for us, aren’t we being self-destructive?” he argues.
Colichman forgets, of course, that Clinton also defines marriage should be between a man and a woman. She and Obama both back civil unions.