More Mayor Pete from the twitterverse:
When @PeteButtigieg entered the race I thought gay Republicans would need to defend him against anti-gay ad hominems from the Right. I was wrong. They're coming exclusively from the Left. He's too white, too masc, too moderate, not queer enough, & raised $ for the Salvation Army.
— Joshua Herr (@JoshuaHerr6) December 4, 2019
No one deserves this kind of smear campaign driven by failing, identity politics-obsessed media outlets desperate for clicks.
New from me @dcexaminer:
Gay media attack Pete Buttigieg for working with ‘homophobic’ Salvation Army https://t.co/T3jG4axe1n
— Brad Polum-snot-nosed-lemming-bo (@brad_polumbo) December 4, 2019
he's making a joke at the *expense of birthers,* you unfathomable morons https://t.co/pv18cEhbyL
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 4, 2019
Slow news cycle for gay political news, so we’ll turn again to Mayor Pete’s historic run and the challenges he faces.
The LGBTQ left is growing more deranged:
The @SalvationArmyUS is not 'homophobic.'
At this point LGBT media is just spreading bigotry and hatred.⤵️
Pete Buttigieg Volunteered for the Homophobic Salvation Army https://t.co/AYodjQRhAI
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) December 4, 2019
Republican presidential candidates often garner over 20% of the self-identified gay vote per exit polls. George W. Bush got 21% in 2004, in an exit poll of LGB voters, down from 25% in 2000. John McCain hit a high point of 27% in 2008, while Mitt Romney won 23% in 2012.
Donald Trump drew about 14% LGBT support. I think he’s likely to do better in 2020, but we’ll see (adding “Ts” and “Qs” provides a different voter pool than LBG, so that’s a factor). In any event, he has more gay support than the LGBT media is willing to acknowledge.