At a recent campaign meeting in which Rick Santorum was speaking, two men stood up and started kissing each other.
The video in the link seems to indicate that they were asked to leave, which they did peacefully, accompanied by two other people.
What interested me is that the crowd, clearly not sympathetic to this bit of guerilla theater to demonstrate opposition to Santorum’s anti-gay message, started chanting “USA! USA!” as they left.
This does not make any sense to me. After all, this was not some sort of international competition. Nor was it an occasion that dealt with any issue that might have connotations with patriotism. It was just a humdrum campaign event.
So why this chant? For that matter, why the need for any chant at all? What’s wrong with good old fashioned booing to show disapproval?
We need to maintain the grand traditions.