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Obama Would NOT Have His Picture Taken With SF Mayor,Gavin Newsom

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I saw this on a Democratic forum and thought I'd share. I wish I could find a link or some kind of proof.

Obama Snubbed Newsom During S.F.'s Gay Marriage Fight
During his Senate run for Illinois, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is said to have declined to have his picture taken with San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, who at the time was in the center of a national turmoil over his decision to allow same-sex marriage in the city.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday that the snub took place at a fund-raiser in 2004 hosted by former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown.

"I gave a fund-raiser, at his request at the Waterfront restaurant," Brown told the Chronicle. "And he said to me, he would really appreciate it if he didn't get his photo taken with my mayor. He said he would really not like to have his picture taken with Gavin."

While the Obama campaign has denied the rumors, Newsom's staff has corroborated the event. In a Reuters interview in January 2007, Newsom alluded to the event when asked about his thoughts on potential Democratic candidates Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore. He was also asked about his peers' reaction to his allowing same-sex marriages, which some allege helped Republicans by introducing a wedge issue in an election year.

Newsom said he received harsh reactions from other politicians, Democrats and Republicans alike.

"One of the three Democrats you mentioned as presidential candidates, as God is my witness, will not be photographed with me, will not be in the same room with me," Newsom told Reuters, "even though I've done fund-raisers for that particular person -- not once, but twice -- because of this issue."

San Francisco supervisor Bevan Duffy told the Chronicle that the mayor's endorsement of Hillary Clinton over Obama, which was announced six months ago, was due to repaying political favors. Newsom says that the snub did not influence his decision, though Brown thinks otherwise.

"I think he has harbored this resentment for years," Brown said about Newsom in the Chronicle story. "I would guess that is part of the rejection of the Obama campaign."

During the same campaign season, then-Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry also worked to avoid San Francisco, following the controversy. Brown said that he doesn't blame Obama for his caution because of the heavy conservative vote in southern Illinois.

Newsom, who attended a Town Hall meeting with the Clinton campaign on Monday, said he still looked forward to voting for Obama -- in eight years. (The Advocate)

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He won't be photographed with Gavin Newsom but he'll invite Donnie McClurkin to lead his rally?
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Is it really news that none of the presidential candidates give two ****s about gays, except that they'll take our money, and that they want to stay as far away from us as possible?
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Gavin Newsom makes my coccyx twitch.
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re: Obama Would NOT Have His Picture Taken With  SF Mayor,Gavin Newsom

Yeah, he never gave a good reason why he invited Donnie McClurkin to a fundraiser. Wasn't he an ex gay who now advocates violence toward's gay people or am I thinking of someone else?



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'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
Updated On: 2/9/08 at 10:36 AM
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Yeah, I'd love to see Gavin do some gay porn!LOL!

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'There are three sides to every story. My side, your side, and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently' -Robert Evans-
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Here is a link to the story on the HuffPost:
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I'm sorry to say that this does not surprise me one bit.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
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hussein denies newsom a money shot#8
Posted: 2/9/08 at 2:57pm
in fairness to the senator from illinois, these were the outfits proposed by the mayor's office for the photo shoot.

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hussein denies newsom a money shot#9
Posted: 2/9/08 at 3:01pm
Here's Barack with Donnie McClurkin

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Posted: 2/9/08 at 3:02pm
ok, pj, that's positively fox newsian of you!
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hussein denies newsom a money shot#11
Posted: 2/9/08 at 3:03pm
OOPS! My BAD! That's not Barack Obama with Donnie McClurkin--that's George Republican Bush with Donnie McClurkin!

LOL! LOL!

Sometimes I get those McClurkin supporters all mixed up, 'cuz, y'know, they look so much alike!

LOL! LOL!
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Posted: 2/9/08 at 3:07pm
You know I'm a major Clinton backer, but how does this differ from her refusal to appear in Vanity Fair? While out trying to get votes from the majority (read both ends and the middle of the political spectrum) neither candidate can afford to 'turn off' a section of the electorate. At least not right now.

I said it before - it stinks but it's a fact of politics. You can't fully (I said FULLY) judge a canditate on the things they do to GET the job. Its true that this happened before he entered the race, but it doesn't mean that he wasn't seriously considering it then.
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