The fact that the Maryland campaign has started airing television and radio ads to convince voters to support the Question 6 referendum on marriage equality will probably not stop the grumbling by LGBT activists about the secretive nature of the campaign being conducted by Marylanders for Marriage Equality.
The group responsible for defending Maryland's marriage equality law has refused to announce publicly basic information that the campaigns in Washington, Minnesota and Maine have all released: the total amount of money raised, the number of donors the campaign has, the number of volunteers and previews of the campaign's voter persuasion media.
The quote from the campaign manager Josh Levin is typical of the press-aversive strategy the Maryland campaign has embraced. What could possibly be the point of "declining to answer questions" about the content of paid advertisements less than 7 days before the media will be publicly available? Do you think Frank Schubert (the heterosexual supremacist campaign manager for all four anti-equality campaign ballot measures) does not know what the content of his ads will be and will use this information in some way that is deleterious way? It appears to me that it is simply secrecy for secrecy sake and out of step with an electoral campaign in the era of social media. It is notable especially when the campaigns in the other states have been behaving so strikingly differently.
What do you think?