“It is unfortunate that while the Romney campaign made it clear that Grenell being an openly gay man was a non-issue for the governor and his team, the hyper-partisan discussion of issues unrelated to Ric’s national security qualifications threatened to compromise his effectiveness on the campaign trail,” Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper said in a statement. “Ric was essentially hounded by the far right and far left.”
Of course no one believes the “far left” had anything to do with this, except maybe Charles Lane and David Gergen, and when you’ve lost them, you’ve lost almost no one else.
This is at least a medium-sized fuck up by Team Mitt. It makes him look like a pansy ass who can’t stand up to the Lord’s Resistance Army.
They should have either known the God Squad was going to kick teh gay to teh curb or had a strategy to deal with teh kicking. They sure as shit can’t have it both ways, take a brave principled stand against discrimination, while allowing the gay to be prayed away.