Colorado GOP Senate Hopeful Stands By Gay Remark

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck compared homosexuality to alcoholism in a nationally televised debate with Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.

Buck spent much of a debate on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday insisting that he hasn't changed his positions to appeal to moderate voters in a Senate contest that has become one of the nation's most competitive.

Asked by host David Gregory to elaborate on a statement he made in an earlier debate about gays in the military, Buck said he believes sexual orientation is a choice, comparing it to alcoholism.

Bennet said Buck's view is "outside the mainstream."

Most polls show Buck having a modest edge over Bennet, a rookie senator who was appointed to the seat last year and is running for office for the first time.

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  • by Jared Location: cos on Oct 18, 2010 at 08:15 PM
    No wonder we had idiots like George W in office for so long.... Morons like WTF: "He get's my vote since he's not black or mexican... what a dip.
  • by WTF Location: CoSprings on Oct 18, 2010 at 05:29 PM
    Buck gets my vote! Plus he's not black or mexican.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Oct 18, 2010 at 04:13 PM
    Here is a media and Progressive activist trick I have noticed which is causing voter confusion. The candidates who are traditionalist and promoting common sense values are labeled as having controversial views. They are NOT the ones with controversial views, the liberal progressives are the ones corrupting common sense and attacking our Constitutional fundamentals. They are the ones turning values inside out.
  • by Katie Location: Colorado Spgs on Oct 18, 2010 at 02:58 PM
    I'm happy to announce, I will not be voting for either Buck or Bennet. They neither one have a grasp on what's really important.
  • by RMS Location: Colorado Springs on Oct 18, 2010 at 02:30 PM
    Mr. Buck is standing by his statement because he believes it is going to get him votes. It is very sad that some people will vote for him because of these statements. The tea party "anger" is nothing more than hate. They don't want solutions or anything that might require some sort of compromise - or tolerance for what other people believe. They think they are the only ones who should get to make the decisions that affect us all.
  • by Oh Yea on Oct 18, 2010 at 02:28 PM
    You go Buck. Like alcoholism, being a pole smoker or a carpet muncher is all about making a choice. Your not born that way.
  • by mr x Location: se spgs on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:51 PM
    so the sob speaks out. ok, then i know who not to vote for. people have evey right to be who they want to be and i need not some scareface to be my judge n juror. as i've always said these thugs that run for office are enticed by people who have money for their forums and the people are dammed. they're ALL CROOKS!
  • by My.02 on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:47 PM
    Who does he think he is? Alcoholism is not a choice. There is something wrong in the brain that tells most people to stop..Many times, that thing is missing. Gay's a tired debate
  • by Mayor Ryan on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    As I have been saying for weeks, issues such as this and abortion are the only thing dumb people can cling to in order to avoid real political issues. This is meant to spark debate, but unfortunately, this isn't an issue that has any relevance to this senate seat. Running for mayor 2012. Nuff said.
  • by Agree with Colorado on Oct 18, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    No politician has the right to dictate those things. Keep your religion, morality and expectations for women to yourself. These are things that everyone has a right to choose for themselves.
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