Yesterday morning, in a debate with Michael Bennett on “Meet The Press,” the Colorado Senatorial candidate made a gay comment that would make even Christine O’Donnell scratch her head.
The Tea Party GOP’er was asked by moderator David Gregory if he thought homosexuality is a choice. Buck said he believed being gay is a choice, and Gregory asked him: “based on what?” Buck said. “I guess you could choose who your partner is.”
“I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things,” Buck continued. “But I think that, basically, you have a choice.”
Immediately after commenting, Buck clearly knew he misspoke. After the show, Buck told reporters that he “wasn’t talking about being gay as a disease,” he said, “I don’t think that at all.” He also said that he believes that there is “some element of predisposition” in being gay. Later Buck noted that “there’s no doubt there will probably be a commercial on something like that” from Dems on his remarks.
Gregory’s question stemmed from Buck’s remarks in a debate last month in support of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Buck said he believes the military should be “as homogeneous as possible” and that the country should not get distracted in talking about “lifestyle choices.”
Buck has been going to great lengths to convince voters that he is not the “extreme” Tea Party candidate that Bennett and Democrats paint him as. Buck seems to have just exposed himself on that end. It’s hard to imagine someone else making Christine O’Donnell look good–The Tea Party somehow never ceases to amaze.