Obama And The Gay Press

The blogosphere is quick to blur the distinction between what is and what ought to be. Below, I explained the Obama campaign's rationale in ignoring the gay press.

To which one writer writes: "Do you really believe that Obama does not engage in identity politics? Or are you confused about which identity?"

Fair point. Obama has organized his campaign less around identity politics, but he certainly has engaged in identity politics.

And another writer who is not sympathetic to the Obama campaign believes that I am covering for the Obama campaign's arrogance, which is a reflection of their candidate's arrogance and antipathy toward the press in general.