Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TV Pundit Predicts Little Damage For Buck

Despite heavy media coverage, one political pundit doesn’t think Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck’s saying that being gay is partially a choice, like being an alcoholic, will have a significant impact on the election.

However, Colorado gay rights groups continued to hammer on Buck for saying on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that being gay is partially a choice and “birth has an influence, like alcoholism and some other things.”

Aaron Harber, a political pundit and columnist for the Denver Daily News, doesn’t think Buck’s comment on gays will significantly hurt him on Election Day because most gay rights groups likely weren’t backing him to begin with. However, Harber doesn’t think the comment will help Buck, either.

“This likely is not a major issue but Buck’s appearing to be confused on the issue may have hurt him more than the issue itself,” he said. “He would have been smarter to say ‘I don’t know,’ if that truly were the case.’”  - More -

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