McCain insiders to address activists

Members of John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign will have a major presence at the April 16 -19 Log Cabin conference of GOP homosexual activists in Washington, DC.

Meghan McCain, the 24-year-old daughter of the former presidential nominee will be among the featured speakers at the annual convention. The title of her speech is “Winning the Next Generation — How can the Republican Party attract more young voters?”

Also speaking will be Steve Schmidt, McCain’s former campaign manager. The topic of Schmidt’s address is “Moving Forward.”

And, former Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe will host a Trustee Reception at his home.

Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, says McCain is taking the wrong message to young voters.

“I’m afraid that some Republicans are going to think, ‘Hey, we have to go pro-gay and try to be hip to get the youth vote,'” suggests LaBarbera. “Look, the kind of youth who are going to be the long-term heroes in the Republican Party are going to be the principled youth of today — and the principled youth don’t want us to play around or go half-way on homosexuality, or just fight gay marriage and not anything else.”

OneNewsNow covers the scheduled event.


4 Responses to McCain insiders to address activists

  1. Night Owl says:

    Swell. This is just exactly the constituency the party needs. I read recently (I think on this blog) that the Log Cabinites weren’t even sure they were going to endorse the GOP presidential nominee. isn’t that the point of belonging to a partisan organization? Why belong if you waiver between the Republican and Democrat?

  2. Kent says:

    Night Owl:
    This short paragraph below is from that post which I have linked here:
    Making it clear that the Log Cabin Republicans align with bedmates over party issues, (President of the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans) Jamie Ensley said a number of gay Republicans are drawn to Obama for his stance on gay issues. “We call them Obamicans,” he joked.

  3. Alice says:

    No surprise here. McCain voted against Fed Marriage Amendment saying it was a state issue but if courts prevented implementation in the states, he would lead fight for Fed Marriage Amendment. When the courts blocked marriage amendments in the states, McCain was absolutely mum on the issue.

  4. RA says:

    Wait – this is a conference for GOP homosexual activists, and they’re calling it a “Log Cabin Conference?”