Scott Fish at the "Stand for Marriage Maine" campaign, which is working to overturn same-sex marriage - and has gone so far as to claim they have the signatures needed to put it on the ballot, but without anything formal like submitting signatures to actual public or official scrutiny - today has admitted a new problem with the opposition: they're focusing on their message, while Stand for Marriage Maine are left to react to their opponents.
Rule 1 of politics: If you're responding to their message, they're winning.
Rule 2 of politics: Keep your whining to your damn self, especially if it's whining about how worried you are that the opposition might be winning. (Also, see Rule 1.)
Fish wants the media to hold the pro-marriage folk to the same "standard" they're accusing marriage opponents of violating. (Is this the same media that just repeats what anyone says as truth? Might be - in which case Fish is about to get his wish.)
UPDATE: It is true, as Deirdre pointed out to me, that the pro-marriage folk were first to whine about out-of-state dollars coming to their opponents. And the scale is worth noting - two out-of-state donations to the anti-marriage team exceed the total raised by the pro-marriage side from in-state and out-of-state donors combined. And I still recommend the anti-marriage crew refer again to the two rules of politics.
We dare say there are more than four individuals - and more than four Mainers - who have given money to keep marriage equality. For Fish to make any sense with this complaint, his group will have to do better than that.
With that, here's Fish's plea. You'll have to supply your own Kleenex.
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