It did not take long for Mitt Romney to bend over and play lap dog to the conservatives in his party when they expressed dismay and anger over the hiring of an openly gay political strategist. One might think that given how Romney has not been allowed to be his own man yet in the campaign, as he always needed to spin everything to win conservative voters in the nominating process, that he might break free and be himself.
Instead the timid Mormon blinked.
As such that allows for the true side of the Republican Party to again be on full display for America to view.
So let me get this straight.
A gay man can serve his nation openly in the U.S. Army, but needs to hide his sexual identification if applying for a job with Mitt Romney.
I can assure my readers after having worked a decade at the Wisconsin Statehouse that if every gay man were fired the building would need to close. From top staffers to mail delivery in the (then) basement, and on both sides of the aisle it was impossible not to work with gay men.
The constituents back home did not care as long as their problems were resolved, and the issues they championed were pressed under the dome.
Mitt Romney, however, proved that instead of the best person being in a job position he would rather some Bible-thumping idiot without any real knowledge of the issues mandate who is, and who is not hired.
Let us not forget Romney, if elected, would be the leader of the free world, and yet is not able to even hire his internal staff without some blowhards telling him who is allowed to do a job. Maybe my Websters Dictionary is out of date, but Romney is not meeting the definition of leadership.
American is again getting to see the Republican Party in full view, and it is not a pretty thing!
It is a shocking display of how removed conservatives are from the real world.
It was the biggest moment yet for Mitt Romney’s foreign policy team: a conference call last Thursday, dialed into by dozens of news outlets from around the globe, to dissect and denounce President Obama’s record on national security.
But Richard Grenell, the political strategist who helped organize the call and was specifically hired to oversee such communications, was conspicuously absent, or so everyone thought.
It turned out he was at home in Los Angeles, listening in, but stone silent and seething. A few minutes earlier, a senior Romney aide had delivered an unexpected directive, according to several people involved in the call.
“Ric,” said Alex Wong, a policy aide, “the campaign has requested that you not speak on this call.” Mr. Wong added, “It’s best to lay low for now.”
For Mr. Grenell, the message was clear: he had become radioactive.
It was the climax of an unexpectedly messy and public dispute over the role and reputation of Mr. Grenell, a foreign policy expert who is gay and known for his support of same-sex marriage, his testy relationship with the news media and his acerbic Twitter postings on everything from Rachel Maddow’s femininity to how Callista Gingrich “snaps on” her hair.
From Mr. Grenell’s hiring three weeks ago, which prompted an outcry from some Christian conservatives, it became clear that the appointment of the former Bush administration official with pristine Republican credentials had become entangled in the unforgiving churn of election-year politics, leading to his resignation on Tuesday and the Republican candidate’s first public misstep since effectively clinching the nomination.