The Pennsylvania Gay Pub Crawl

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Chelsea Clinton, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, and director Rob Reiner did a Philadelphia “gay bar pub crawl” Friday night until well past 1:00 a.m. on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Novel idea. This is true retail politics — between 8-10% of the population, and gay Americans vote.
Not sure the Obama team has done this. Barack has affinity groups though many of the social networking sites — but I haven’t seen anything yet at gay.com or manhunt.net.
More later.
— Steve Clemons

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13 comments on “The Pennsylvania Gay Pub Crawl

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  2. Robert Hume says:

    The best data on population that is gay is the GSS surveys. They say about 3%

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  3. JoeCHI says:

    I’m looking on Manhunt.net right now.
    While I do see a few posts about “group events”, none of them
    seem to have anything to do with Obama.
    😉

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  4. WigWag says:

    Steve, you’ll never find Senator Obama (or his supporters) at a gay pub crawl. The Senator has nothing aganist gay people, it’s the pubs he doesn’t like.
    Now a gay wine bar crawl or a gay Starbucks crawl; Senator Obama would be there in a flash!

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  5. Happy says:

    GWMs are pretty notorious for their racial bias. Just check out the specs on those types of sites.

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  6. Mr.Murder says:

    Were they really gay, or just happy? Happy to have met her. Her mom’s going to be the President soon.

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  7. Steve Clemons says:

    JoeChi — i’m not good at glib stuff….but my main point is that I think it’s cool that Chelsea was lobbying gay folks in the bars in Philly with Ed Rendell. I actually do think that Obama is probably just as good in this line of voter development. But it was a chance for off color humor. 😉
    best, steve

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  8. JoeCHI says:

    Obama events on Manhunt? LOL!

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  9. Steve Clemons says:

    TexasDem — agree with you on all points. Manhunt was a stupid site for me to list…
    steve

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  10. texas dem says:

    I’m pretty sure campaigning on manhunt would result in more negative publicity than positive voter contacts. Can you imagine Fox News tearing into that one?
    Though I gotta say, if Barack Obama sent me a wink on manhunt… well, he already had my vote, and my donations, but his campaign would have my undying admiration at that point. I would be impressed forever.
    Minor points: I think gays will be clocking in at 6-7% of the population when all is said and done, though I suppose I could be underestimating the closet even still. And, the article says that Rendell has been campaigning in gay bars since *1977*. That’s pretty cool.

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  11. Steve Clemons says:

    Tahoe — thanks for the catch. Fixed. Pretty interesting outcome tonight.
    steve

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  12. Tahoe Editor says:

    They went out on Friday night, not last night.

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  13. Mr.Murder says:

    She already has the Archie Bunker vote sewed up, according to obama.
    Now she’s going after the meathead vote as well?
    What’s next, the vegan vote?
    When will she end this effort to hurt the winner in 2008 and give up?

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