The reporting on a recent straw poll to gauge queer voters' approval of Obama, unscientific even by the admission of those who conducted it, raises the following issues.
1. “Unscientific” is putting it mildly. The poll involves multiple layers of self-selection.
2. Obama's defenders say that we cannot expect change overnight. Yet Obama has won high praise for his ability to get his agenda through Congress — except of course on our issues. We are perfectly in line in asking when it will be our turn.
3. Saying that Obama is better than McCain would have been is like the line from Animal Farm, “Surely, comrades, surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?”