Democratic 2016 hopeful thinks Southern men are 'effeminate'

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Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer, D-Mont, thinks men from the South, including House Majority Leader (for now) Eric Cantor, R-Va., are "a little effeminate."

Schweitzer, who spoke with National Journal writer Marin Cogan the night Cantor suffered his stunning loss to Dave Brat, apparently has great "gaydar." It's so great that if he didn't know Cantor was straight, he would have thought otherwise.

No really.

"Don't hold this against me, but I'm going to blurt it out," Schweitzer said. "How do I say this ... men in the South, they are a little effeminate."

"They just have effeminate mannerisms. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say — and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right — but my gaydar is 60-70 percent,” Schweitzer clarified. “But he's not, I think, so I don't know. Again, I couldn't care less. I'm accepting.”

Nothing screams "presidential candidate" like insulting a large swath of the population.

And the icing on the cake? Thursday morning Public Policy Polling tweeted out its most recent poll of Schweitzer's standing among 2016 hopefuls:


I'm sure this latest comment will help.

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