Obama is the most progressive GE candidate we've ever had on GLBT issues, no question. However Spanky, your comment about Hillary is lie from beginning to end.
Obama actually said he would push for gays to serve in the military openly. Hillary never did say that. In my eyes Obama is the friend of gays everywhere. He has been stronger for gays than any of the other democratic candidate. I never could understand why gays supported Hillary when she went out of her way to insult gays continuously. She would not even say the word gay in any of her speeches.
I have no interest in refighting the primaries, but you just made that shit up. It boggles the mind that you got mojo for that garbage.
I don't see how there can be any question that the Cheney effect is in play here. That's a significant swing from previous cycles. Dick Cheney is one of the least popular politicians in the country, and has been for years. HIs own base absolutely abhors him, and everyone knows he has a huge impact on policy. People would be idiots not to take a greater interest in who the next VP will be.