Romney has now backed a Federal law or Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on. He spoke about it today to Fox News.
I think that was a big mistake on his part. Not just because I disagree with his position, but because - once again - he is trailing Obama on topics, acting in a reactionary fashion. What could have been a one-week story (after all, Obama's supporting gay marriage means NOTHING in terms of actual policy) will now be a major campaign issue. And I just don't see it being a winner for Romney; at the very least, it distracts from discussions about the economy, again!
It's amazing how Obama's crew has been able to keep the discussion about social issues with such skill.
Romney is really going to have to watch out or he'll tie himself in knots on the issue as well. Today, he said:
“I believe that marriage has been defined the same way for literally thousands of years by virtually every civilization in history and that marriage is by its definition a relationship between a man and woman."
That's pretty funny, because Romney's own ancestors - his grandparents and their parents - believed so strongly that marriage was actually between one man and MANY women, they fled the nation in order to protect their lifestyle. Romney's religion is inextricably linked with the idea that marriage is not the way he described it, and that wasn't 'thousands' of years ago, either.
He's so full of ****.