WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – The media were so focused on Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation from male to female that they missed what could have been a blockbuster news story: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has transitioned to a woman!
This makes Santorum the first ever transgender candidate for the highest office of the land.
The shocking development was first announced on a website that lists all declared and potential Republican presidential candidates. The comprehensive list includes all the names and photos of those who have officially declared as well as those who are either rumored or personally still deciding to eventually declare their candidacy.
Santorum’s transformation shocked not just the Republican Party but even members of the LGBT community who acknowledged that she (Santorum) did an awesome job in her transition. She looked like Carly Fiorina who also happens to be among the Republicans running for president.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – It is common knowledge that the former Bruce Jenner was a Republican. It is therefore not a surprise that among the first to welcome Caitlyn into their fold was the Log Cabin Republicans.
Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization representing gay conservatives and allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans, and who believe in electing Republicans into office. Just this year, the California chapter officially gave charter status to the group, giving it a vote in state Republican party matters and policies.
Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has reportedly reached out to Caitlyn in the hope that she will switch party affiliation.
The committee is confident that it can win over Caitlyn, citing the fact that there are more Democrats who support her and who support key LGBT issues like same-sex marriage.
“While Bruce was Republican, Caitlyn is an entirely new person and that new person is more aligned with the Democratic ideology, especially as it relates to LGBT equality,” a DNC spokesperson said.
The DNC cited the fact that all declared Republican presidential candidates believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, and that most are lukewarm to giving equal federal rights to LGBTs.
Will a Hispanic succeed the first U.S. black president come 2016?
The next presidential elections is shaping up to be a contest between a woman and a minority candidate.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate in 2016, self-identified as Hispanic in a 2009 voter-registration application, The New York Times reports, citing the application it obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department.
Hispanics in the U.S. are fast becoming a powerful voting block and could, in all likelihood, determine the outcome of the next presidential elections.
The lone declared Republican presidential candidate thus far, Senator Ted Cruz, although born in Canada, is also claiming Hispanic roots. There is no denying his claim, what with a surname like that!