Cindy McCain Petitions John McCain to Support ENDA

MccainAn HRC organizer nabbed Cindy McCain at a Staples in Phoenix, and got her to sign a petition on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and send it to her husband, the Washington Post reports:

Arizona is a key state, since activists are targeting both McCain and his fellow Republican Sen. Jeff Flake; McCain has opposed the bill in the past, while Flake has not voted on the issue since taking office in January…

…At the moment, it does not appear that Cindy McCain has changed her husband's mind. In an e-mail, McCain's spokesman Brian Rogers wrote, "Senator McCain enjoys and appreciates having discussions on the important issues of the day with all the members of his family, and he respects their views."

Some bigots are really hard to turn.


  1. Collin says

    She should divorce her husband even though she has been married to him for 33 years. Beghan McCain should also disown her father. I have no respect for either of them for not getting away from an obvious bigot.

  2. Tom says

    Sen. John McCain would gain a LOT of needed MAINSTREAM CREDIBILITY and maybe EVEN save the Republican Party from it’s noisy fringe IF he was to really take a fresh look at and then support ENDA!

  3. kdknyc says

    Tom, really–do you actually expect John McCain to act rationally? Have you forgotten Sarah Palin?

  4. Paul R says

    John had almost nothing to do with Sarah. Talk about crap advisers. And now she just won’t go away.

  5. Tom says

    Yes I do KDKNYC. I may be wrong, but I do. Remember, that Tea Party idiot that he corrected in the last campaign when she said some blatant LIES about Obama and what he would do? I see him as the TRUE head of the Republican Party.

  6. Jason says

    Compared to a lot of the cooks in the tea party-era Republican party, John McCain is really quite reasonable.

    I clearly don’t love the man, but his wife and daughter are on our side and I don’t truly believe he cares all that much about us either way (which is more than we can say for many of the others). Also, the entire Palin thing burned McCain badly and he is very clearly still sore over that situation. Think about it: he’s an old senator with no potential for upward mobility, with a wife and daughter who support our issues, and whose career was effectively derailed by the original queen of what became the Tea Party. He has every reason to hate those nutjobs and every reason to ultimately support us. He may still surprise us.

  7. says

    Whether he personally cares about us one way or another is irrelevant–he has a long anti-gay public and voting record. He’s also 77 years old; if he wants to ultimately surprise and support us, he’d better listen to the sensible women in his family and get moving.

    As it stands, he squandered his potential to be a reasonable Republican and will go down in history as the guy who chose Sarah Palin, lost his integrity, and stayed in office long past his prime.

  8. Dana says

    what happened to this site? “some bigots” isn’t helpful; it’s petty and mean and childish.

  9. Joe in Ct says

    Jason, I think you meant to say “kooks” in the tea party… If they are actually cooking I may have to stop eating. :)

  10. RonCharles says

    Cindy and Meghan McCain should both be loudly applauded for taking a strong stand on gay rights on the right side. Meghan in particular has helped convince many other young Republicans to support gay rights and gay marriage. Let’s hope that they can convince Senator John McCain to do the same.

  11. RonCharles says

    It’s nice to see some of the smart comments on this post by Tom, Paul R, Jason, Joe and Josh.