• James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 17:30:55View | Delete

    I believe there is domestic partnership in Maine, but don’t know what it entitles people to.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 17:26:26View | Delete

    Don’t have that number at our fingertips, but it was a large turnout for an off-year election with no candidates on the ballot.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 17:24:19View | Delete

    At the end of the campaign, the Yes side did run some ads that said basically that gay couples can attain the same rights as married couples through legislation. Some saw that tactic as a desperate ad because they were trying to reach the undecideds to sway them.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 17:09:57View | Delete

    Not much came across our radar about the OFA effort (or lack of it)

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 17:04:15View | Delete

    As a news photographer I covered campaigns and always found them interesting. I think for this one, Joe and I had that access that made it so much more because we were allowed to go behind the scenes, and more importantly talk to the people involved and see and feel the passion that they brought to the issue. Democracy in action is really interesting.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 17:01:13View | Delete

    Hi Bob — I look forward to seeing you this summer and showing you the film.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:53:38View | Delete

    Indeed, very active but not out in the field as much as the No side. I would be curious to know the numbers.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:44:39View | Delete

    I think what will surprise a lot of people that see the film is the virtual “army” of No volunteers and the shear volume and reach of their campaign — and on the Yes side you will see about half a dozen people at most doing most of the work. I think it’s a sign that no really never could win the numbers game no matter how much effort they put in.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:37:42View | Delete

    In the other states that have sum, they have obviously been able to overcome that hurdle and I am sure that is what they are looking at as a model.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:32:54View | Delete

    Not sure as the state needs to either vote it through again in the legislature (which the new governor would never sign). If it comes up again it would have to go through a state wide petition process to be put on the ballot. Again, not sure of anyone’s plans as we are not in Maine. No Mormon influence really, the Yes side expected more from the Mormon community we believe.

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:27:52View | Delete

    Indeed — I think a lot of people in Maine were surprised by the No side losing because it is a very libertarian state for the most part. But most people on the No side feel it’s just a matter of time because of demographics…

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:22:40View | Delete

    I certainly have the impression that Maine will revisit the issue — and frankly, when this film comes out up there, a lot of people from both sides will be stoked for a new round (especially the No side that felt they lost by a very small margin).

  • James Nubile commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:17:09View | Delete

    I think when an issue is so emotional like this — and a lot stake for both sides — a lot of the campaign from both sides was helped by outsiders. A lot of angry Californians were helping the “No”‘s and an established conservative community like the “Family Research Council” had a lot on the line. It was quite a fierce fight for a small state.

  • commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: Question 1

    2011-06-20 16:11:14View | Delete

    If you mean the California consultants and the Maine campaign manager, then yes. In Maine, the YES campaign was being accused of having “outsiders” run the campaign. The Maine campaign began to resent the way the media campaign was run and felt it was counter to their own “Maine values”,

    The relationship came to a head on election night with a little shouting match and a lot of resentment