The presumptive GOP nom continues his humiliation of the Log Cabin Republicans these days by making sure he publicly trashes LGBTs and runs for cover. The gay Republican organization has gone out of its way to support McCain, court him, and obviously donate to him and all they have to show for it is, well, a big goose egg of commitments and a public kick in the posterior.


However, apparently the gay cash from online man-on-man cruising service Manhunt's co-founder Jonathan Crutchley isn't green enough. The $2300 max personal donation was just too tainted by the homoaroma to handle it. Crutchley turned around and gate it to Obama. (Boston Herald):

“Politically, it was just off-base, with the whole feeling over here at Manhunt,” said site co-creator Larry Basile yesterday, pointing out McCain’s views against adoption by gay couples and same-sex marriage.

McCain’s camp seemed just as eager to distance themselves from the brief alliance. McCain spokesman Jeff Grappone didn’t return multiple phone calls on the subject, and Crutchley has apparently been informed that his $2,300 will be returned.

“He said, ‘If John is too good for my money, I’ll give it to (presumptive Democratic nominee) Barack (Obama),’ ” Basile said yesterday.

Crutchley, who originally defended his donation in an online post, did not return a call for comment.

Crutchley's original position was that hair-trigger temper McCain would be a better commander-in-chief (!) than Obama.

“If we have an experienced, seasoned person defending the country in this dangerous age, we will be able to argue about the gay agenda later.”

No mention was made of the whole low tax BS, a hallmark excuse by LCR-types for letting homobigots like McCain get a pass.

In related news, perhaps McCain should have reconsidered that Manhunt cash.

Senator Barack Obama’s campaign announced today that more than 65,000 new donors contributed to the Obama campaign during the month of July, bringing the total raised for the month to over $51 million. More than 2 million people have now contributed to the campaign.

“The 65,000 new donors to the Obama campaign demonstrate just how strongly the American people are looking to fundamentally change business as usual in Washington. We are proud of the millions of volunteers and more than two million donors to the Obama campaign who will provide the backbone of our campaign to put America back on track and reject the old politics and failed Bush policies, which is all John McCain is offering,” said David Plouffe, campaign manager of Obama for America.

Related:

* Manhunt chairman, feeling the heat for McCain contribution, steps down

* The Log Cabin Republicans want to 'educate' LGBTs about McCain

* McCain: I'll take a pro-choice VP, but not a pro-gay one