Romney’s Political Gambles: Agree with Obama, Appoint Gay Aide?
Is he pulling our legs with this or is he really soft on these issues?
Mitt Romney just swept away another 5 states, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and New York. At this point, he’s no longer in competition with anyone other that President Obama, clearly. This may, however, explain his actions recently — agreeing with President Obama on the stalling of loan interest rates and the appointment of Richard Grenell (an openly gay man).
Something about this smells fishy.
Could this be Mr. Romney’s true views and practices or is this just a ploy to lure more voters? Yes.
And President Obama is doing the same thing. Not supporting an increasing rate is a great way to reach out to the young voters. In 2008, Obama had voters 18-29 by a ratio of about 2-to-1. Recently, he’s been seeing a slip in his support among this demographic, as well as a strong apathy towards this years race — giving Mr. Romney a small chance to pick up some young voter support. Hence, this may be why the Romney campaign is backing the President on this interest rate freeze. Even though he still wouldn’t tax the rich to cover the debt.
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The presidential hopeful also recently appointed Richard Grenell as his new foreign policy spokesperson. Mr. Grenell was President Bush’s communications director at the United Nations for 8 years and was known to be gay — the left just didn’t think someone’s orientation was “newsworthy." It wasn’t, but when gay-bashing radio host, Bryan Fischer, went to his blog about the appointment, the small fire started.
“The homosexual agenda represents the single-greatest threat to religious liberty and freedom of association in America today,” Fischer said in an interview with CNN.
Not to agree with Mr. Fischer, but isn’t it interesting that Mitt Romney can hire a homosexual and still refuse to support gay rights? He just released a video rallying support for a same-sex marriage ban on the North Carolina ballot, which is set for the same day as the presidential primary. In February, he even released a statement regarding the California ruling on Proposition 8:
“Today, unelected judges cast aside the will of the people of California who voted to protect traditional marriage. This decision does not end this fight, and I expect it to go to the Supreme Court. That prospect underscores the vital importance of this election and the movement to preserve our values. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and, as president, I will protect traditional marriage and appoint judges who interpret the Constitution as it is written and not according to their own politics and prejudices.”
But does this appointment, and others he’s made in the past because Mr. Grenell isn’t the first, mean he’s having a change of heart? Or is this just a way to make it seem like he’s soft on the topic?
Someone should ask Mr. Grenell if he would like to marry at some point down the line. His response may be able to put things into perspective.