Wednesday, October 22, 2008

On Today's Show

At 3:30 ET: A lot more is on the ballot than gay marriage in some states: In Arkansas voters will decide whether to ban adoptions and foster parenting by gay couples. I'll speak with Debbie Willhite, president of Arkansas Families First. She's a long-time Democratic strategist and was field director of Bill Clinton's campaign for governor.

At 4:30 ET: Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, joins me to talk about his open letter to Colin Powell, upon Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama. Powell had said it was time for a more "diverse and inclusive way across society." Is the former general, who staunchly opposed Bill Clinton for wanting to allow gays to serve openly in the military, changing his mind on "don't ask, don't tell," which Obama wants to overturn?

Powell had asked, when he criticized John McCain's tactics, Is there something wrong with a Muslim kid dreaming he could be president of the United States? Sarvis asked Powell in his letter if there is something wrong with a gay kid dreaming he could be a solider. We'll find out if there has been a response and what he thinks are the former general's views now.