Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Convention news.

First up, Orrin Hatch (R-UT) now disagrees with Mitt about a Federal Amendment banning marriage equality.  From the HuffPo
On Tuesday Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Mitt Romney’s most prominent Mormon supporter in the U.S. Senate, broke with the presidential candidate on amending the Constitution to ban gay marriage, saying that even though he doesn't agree with marriage equality, "I'm a believer that the states should make their own determination” and “have a right to do it.”... 
Romney said of Obama[,] "I would, unlike this president, defend the Defense of Marriage Act. I would also propose and promote once again an amendment to the Constitution to define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman."
Second, the Advocate reviews state Republican platforms and finds pervasive anti-gay bias.  No kidding.

Finally, this ad is running in a Tampa paper.  Just in time for the convention.  look closely!

H/T JoeMyGod, who asks whether the LCR will be voting for a man who pledges to make same sex marriage illegal?

1 comment:

Jim Pratt said...

Hatch has always been a federalist and Reaganite conservative, keen on limiting the scope and power of the federal government and leaving more power in the hands of the states. I'm not surprised by his statement, thought I am surprised that he actually said it publicly.

As to the Log Cabin Republicans, they are Republicans for (1) libertarian principals and (2) fiscal conservatism. (back when I lived in Boston, I knew several of the local leadership). If Romney makes the campaign all about social issues, many of them will likely vote for Johnson.

Both of these show that, if Romney continues to court the far right, he risks losing a lot of traditional Republicans.