that Senator Cruz met with two gay businessmen and how the framing is that they are possible donors. (I kind of also question how quickly people are going to Defcon One over the possibility that they might be considering donating anything to Cruz. Really? Does meeting with an anti-gay candidate actually give someone anti-gay cooties? Even a gay person?) Isn't whether Cruz is courting the gay vote at all an issue? A, um, Cruz-problem, not a gay businessmen problem?
Let's be real--nobody is questioning where Ted Cruz really stands on gay marriage, because he is against it. When he says he might love his daughter anyway if one of them were gay, I don't doubt it, but I do think his stance would be really rough on his future possible daughter-in-law. And let's give him the benefit of the doubt: he can hear out what gay people have to say, if he thinks they can pony up the price of admission. Whether he takes away anything from it is anyone's guess.
Is he courting the gay business dollar because the pro-business dollar is a good dollar? Why sure! Do we think he might be pretending to be just a little less-anti-gay in the hopes of getting that dollar? Well, yeah, but are even Weiderpass and Reisner buying it? (I don't know--are they? I don't.)
Those Oregon bakers could have learned from Cruz' example though. Cake, but antagonism. The cake, but go ahead and disapprove of gays, too. Does anyone really think their options are just...cake or death? (I'll take cake, thanks!)