Well first he uses this statement in his website:
We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.
I am very much against religion in general, as a gay man the traditional marriage thing obviously is a needle in my side, and the I am highly pro-choice. He talks about judeo/christian values which I deplore generally speaking...any religion for that matter is mud in my eyes and the politicians that promote them as central to their campaign and voting records are not highly valued in my mind.
As I said before, Mike isn't much better, but as a democrat he will be more likely to vote with his party on these issues, which are most important to me.
As for Ilario's past, does it necessarily disqualify him from public office...no. I just think it unseemly to elect someone with that type of past action. There are better options, and better people that could do the same job.
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