Maine’s Clear Choice

Jim Burroway

October 31st, 2009


October 31st, 2009

Harvey Milk had the right idea so many years ago – help everyone understand that they personally know someone who is effected by inequality. I’m not sure the current messaging is really hitting that message home.

From Canada, our prayers and best wishes, hopes and desires for success in this pivotal week in 3 states.


October 31st, 2009

Could someone please explain why Maine, a state of 1.5 million people with a tiny media industry, can produce kick-ass equality videos when California, with a population almost twenty-five times larger and the biggest media industry in the planet, can’t?

David C.

October 31st, 2009

@ tavdy79: The answer is easy: hindsight is 20/20.

Ben in Oakland

October 31st, 2009

There was a lot of foresight, but no one was listening. I tried repatedly to get them to do it differently, and finally gave up.

Mark F.

October 31st, 2009

My God, they actually show gay families! Let’s hope an out of the closet campaign works.


November 1st, 2009

The bigger the state, the lower the common denominator is, perhaps?
By the way, that should be “affected by inequality”. To effect is to do, to affect is to influence/touch upon.


November 1st, 2009

Despite doubts, if this type of campaign DOES work, my faith in humanity will be just a bit stronger come Weds.

J. Stellon

November 3rd, 2009


You are an ignoramus. Every single ad, including the one embedded above, portrays and highlights real Maine families. The montage in the ad above is taken from all the various ads that have run over the past 3 months. The idea is to have every voter think of these hopeful faces when they step into the voting booth. It is exactly the kind of messaging that Harvey Milk would have supported. Whether it succeeds or not is another issue. But one thing is clear: for a Canuck, you are pretty uninformed.

Timothy Kincaid

November 3rd, 2009

J Stellon,

abusive personal attacks are not allowed at this site.

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