It’s hard not to feel for the audacious engineer on the AI team that that put Pete Buttigieg together. He thought, reasonably enough, that crossing a couple of wires on the back end to give the staid Midwestern bot a bit of extra flair would be a nice touch. Now he’s out of a job. It appears that while the country is ready for “I do”, it’s not there yet on “si, se puede”.
The percentages of people, by selected demographic characteristics, who say they hope to see a gay president during their lifetimes follows. “Not sure” responses, constituting 32% of the total, are excluded. The residual values are thus the percentages who answered “no” to the question, explicitly saying that they do not hope to have a gay president during their lifetimes:
A familiar pattern emerges. Woke white Democrats and based blacks are way out of sync. The survey does not break results out by both race and partisan affiliation, but given the strong Democrat leaning among non-whites, it’s easy to deduce that white Democrats are almost unanimously excited about the prospect–and no one else much is.
Another recurring pattern that crops up here is that of millennials representing Peak Wokeness, with Zoomers moderating a bit from the generation preceding them.