McCain Couldn’t Pick a ‘Pro Gay Rights’ Running Mate

In an interview about potential running mates with The Weekly Standard, John McCain said he’d consider a running mate (like former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge) who’s pro-choice, but not somebody like NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s for gay rights:

Bloomberg_mccain“I think it’s a fundamental tenet of our party to be pro-life but that does not mean we exclude people from our party that are pro-choice. We just have a–albeit strong–but just it’s a disagreement. And I think Ridge is a great example of that. Far more so than Bloomberg, because Bloomberg is pro-gay rights, pro, you know, a number of other issues.”

This is a man who doesn’t even know what the acronym LGBT stands for. He also doesn’t really believe in gay adoption, supports a ban on gays in the military, is worried if his clothing looks too gay, isn’t sure if condoms stop the spread of HIV, thinks same-sex marriage ceremonies are okay as long as they’re just pretend, and has promised right-wing religious groups that he’ll start speaking out more vocally against LGBT causes.

It’s astonishing that some gays (14% according to this poll) will not only support him, but fund his campaign.

(via think progress)