Left image: With Halloween safely behind us, you would think everyone could rest easy and take comfort in knowing that all those things that go bump in the night have now returned to whence they came. But this morning’s cover of the New York Post is like a nightmare come to life for most Liberal Democrats. The cover article references a new national Zogby poll that was released on Friday that shows McCain regaining the lead over Obama for the first time in over two weeks of polling.
Right image: The battle for marriage equality has been raging for months now in California with the divisive fight over Prop 8, which seeks to ban same-sex marriages. To my growing consternation Senator Obama has for the most part remained silent on the issue, even as he allowed a prominent “Yes on Prop 8” advocate to shill for him on the recent Obama “Faith Tour” targeted to evangelicals. This, along with Obama’s own statements disavowing gay marriage, have led many to believe that Obama actually supports the passage of Prop 8. “Yes on Prop 8” advocates recently became emboldened enough to send out a mailer targeted to the African American community in California that uses Obama’s image and his anti gay marriage quotes to suggest exactly that. Thankfully, this seems to be the straw that has finally broken the camel’s back. The Obama campaign broke their silence on the issue and has denounced the mailer and its false assertions and forcefully reaffirmed their opposition to Prop 8. It’s been a long time coming and I pray that it’s not too little too late. But for the first time in a long while Senator Obama has finally given me reason to hope.