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Is Ireland On Its Way To Electing Sen. David Norris Its First Gay President?

At first it seemed like a lark: Ireland’s gay Sen. David Norris kicked off a challenge to succeed President Mary McAleese because of a grassroots Facebook campaign that urged him to mount a campaign. And now the independent senator is polling ahead of other candidates, with the latest data indicating he’s got 27 percent of likely voters’ support. That doesn’t mean he’s got this thing on lock. A lot can happen between now and November.

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  • ForeverGay

    An election doesn’t end until all the votes are counted. As gay people have seen many times heterosexuals lie to pollsters about gay issues. Right now a gay president is an idea. Near election time people will be thinking about it more seriously and we will see what happens.

  • Dave Smartt

    Indeed. A week is a long time in politics & there’s more than 40 of them between now & November. Though if he were to win, it wouldn’t be the first time there’s been an upset in an Irish Presidential election – Mary Robinson did it in 1990.

    Good luck to him though :-)

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