Towleroad Talking Points: The Final Stretch



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Voters in NYC's East Village stick it to Romney.


A look back at today's big stories


Entering the final weekend of the election it seems that most of us are sick and tired of hearing about it, but with each candidate laying out their final cases we are almost done with election hell. As we head toward Tuesday, ThinkProgress warns us that the Romney campaign will take whatever (possibly illegal) measures it can to win. Some of that certainly includes blatant vote pandering to minority groups. At least Romney has Mr. Burns in his corner. No word yet on Smithers.

Try as Romney might he just can't shake the cloud of Mormonism that follows him and he seems pretty pissed about what people think of the religion.

Romney_mormon_underwearNate Silver has Obama's chances of victory up to 80 percent now.



Aussie Swimmer Ian Thorpe has a new autobiography out and that means that he is in for another round of questioning about his sexuality. Joy Behar, a long time supporter of gay rights, is like many of us in that she just does not understand GOProud. Chris Kluwe continues to show that he might be the smartest player in the NFL. Check out his interview in OC Weekly.

On Tuesday we not only find out about the fate of the national election but also the fate of four gay marriage-related initiatives on ballots across the country. A beer brewed in Washington State toasts to marriage equality as Marylanders United for Marriage Equality release their final ad. Also a couple of statements of definite anti-gay sentiment. First from Washington D.C., where the Archdiocese has released an ad attacking gay marriage. And Jamaica continues to be a very difficult place to be gay.



Check out this video of a woman raised by two dads singing President Obama's praises.


  1. Tyler says

    We’ve got just a few days until the election. Everyone can do something to help. Here are a few ideas that are easy & helpful –

    1. If you have a car, drive your friends to the polls. Bring as many friends as you can. It’s more fun this way! Promote voting!

    2. Call friends & family in swing-states & remind them to vote! We need everyone to vote for Obama! Talk to neighbors too!

    3. Find your local Obama campaign office and see if you can help out somehow. Find a local Obama office or event here –

    4. Get on Facebook and send messages to your friends! Encourage them to vote and call their friends! Get the conversation going!

    5. Bring some food & water to the Obama volunteers! They need some fuel, and this helps the office immensely! Don’t forget the paper plates and cups too!

  2. Tom says

    Give it a break. Both parties are corrupt. Both men are flawed. Both sides will resort to anything to win. This demagoguing of one while whitewashing the other has got to stop if we are ever to make any real progress. Can we please just be honest for one post?

  3. Jay says

    Tom, there is no moral equivalency between Romney and Obama. One is a lying empty suit who will say absolutely anything to become President and will stoop to any tactic to win a few votes. He has not only misrepresented the genuine achievements of the President of the United States but has told so many contradictory versions of his own positions that even his supporters have no idea what he really believes if anything.

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