There's a reason that Quinn's campaign has pushed her sexuality to the forefront. Many liberals now speak of the "historic" nature of this election. And this is the nub of the question that many people are pondering: Should we vote for her because she is gay?
What's with all this talk of vaginas and Christine Quinn running for mayor anyway? What is it about the prospect of a vagina possibly sitting in the seat of power that has so many people -- even people with vaginas themselves -- all worked up?
A beneficial side-effect of the Anthony Weiner sideshow has been to refocus New York voters on the critical question in the Mayoral race: who is best suited to lead this country's largest, most dynamic, complex, diverse, and global city.
Tomorrow I will join a group of leading New York feminists at the Eleanor Roosevelt statue on the Upper west Side to endorse Christine Quinn in her race to become the first women and first gay mayor of New York City.