Barney Frank on Jared Polis’ Colorado Primary Win

PolisMassachusetts Rep. Barney Frank is optimistic about the likely election of out gay Colorado entrepreneur Jared Polis to Congress this November and says its a signal of changes in society at large:

“We are reaching that point where among Democratic voters sexual orientation of a candidate is not a factor.”

He also joked that he’s glad about it for more personal reasons, and plans to start publicly smoking cigars again: “I can start indulging some bad habits. Let the young gay people find someone else to emulate.”