That national snapshot is crystal clear, plus it doesn’t reflect Romney getting his ass kicked on foreign policy all through bin-Laden-is-dead week. Add to that, his policy advisor on foreign affairs is openly gay (Gasp!). That’s a combo Mittens didn’t feel he could afford to gamble on. His base being chock full of religious scolds — many so deep in the closet they’re finding old bowling balls and grandma’s faded Easter bonnets — who hate teh gay, and more importantly, who could cause a collapse in support so huge he might never recover. So, brave brave Sir Romney did what he does best, he bravely turned his tail and fled:
(US news) — The recent departure of an openly gay foreign policy adviser and communications hand from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has left many in political circles scratching their heads, but one conservative radio host is praising the move as a win for American families.
Ric Grenell, who served as foreign policy spokesman in President George W. Bush’s administration, was recently hired by Romney and according to the campaign, was officially scheduled to begin work May 1. But when Tuesday came, Grenell voluntarily stepped down from his position.
Wouldn’t it be incredible if Romney ran as himself: A successful finance wonk raised in a big, successful, American Morman family whose willing to let actions and results speak louder than someone else’s prejudice. Hmmm … in fairness, maybe he can’t. The conservative base might not get fired up about a moderate heretic, no matter how many times the fictional Nation of Islam Kenyan revolutionary socialist Black Panther Commander Obama is rubbed in their faces.