Crist & Rubio Support Maintaining DADT
Kendrick Meek sent out a press release yesterday announcing his support of repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Gov. Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio support maintaining the current policy of barring gays from serving in the Armed Forces.
Gov. Charlie Crist told reporters Monday that "I think the current policy has worked pretty well for America. I really do. So I don't know why there's any need for change at this time."
A spokesman for former House Speaker Marco Rubio said Rubio "supports the current policy and doesn’t see any reason for it to change.'
Meek may not be my ideal Democratic Senate candidate. I still would rather have him than a politician who supports a discriminatory policy. Being afraid of offending bigoted voters is not true leadership. The latest CNN poll shows 78 percent of Americans support gays in the military. The same poll has 6 out of ten Republicans favoring an end of DADT. Crist and Rubio want to tie their political fortunes on the fringe minority that supports discrimination. These guys are hardwired with the Republican Southern Strategy and can't get into the 21 century.