Skip to comments.Intern insists Romney campaign approved Gay Pride fliers
Posted on 01/16/2012 12:18:38 PM PST by Qbert
An intern from Mitt Romney's 2002 gubernatorial campaign says that his campaign did authorize and pay for the distribution of a Gay Pride Week flier, despite adamant denials from Romney's current staff that the handout was authorized.
The flier, printed on pink paper, wishes recipients "a great Pride weekend," and could prove the latest ammunition for Romney's GOP foes seeking to paint the former governor as not sufficiently conservative.
"On pride weekend, the campaign sent a contingent of about a half-dozen of us to the post-parade festival on Boston Common to hand out those fliers," Josh Barro, a former Romney intern who now works for a conservative think tank, told Buzzfeed. "The thing was organized by a full-time staffer."
This despite adamant denials from Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney's chief spokesman, that the campaign ever approved the fliers.
"I don't know where those pink fliers came from. I was the communications director on the 2002 campaign. I don't know who distributed them ... I never saw them, and I was the communications director," Fehrnstrom told the Huffington Post after the Sunday morning New Hampshire debate. "I never saw them and I never approved them. I'm not quite sure where they came from."
In addition to wishing recipients a "great Pride weekend," the handout states that "all citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual preference" and says that it was paid for by the Romney for Governor Committee and the Kerry Murphy Healey Committee. Healey was Romney's running mate in the 2002 elections.
Romney was pressed on the issue of gay rights during Sunday's presidential debate in New Hampshire. He said as governor, he consistently opposed gay marriage, but did not consider sexuality when making appointments.
"But if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays ... or say they don't have full rights in this country, they won't find that from me," Romney said.
The evidence has been on FR for years.
“But if people are looking for someone who will discriminate against gays ... or say they don’t have full rights in this country, they won’t find that from me,” Romney said.”
An openly sodomite friendly potential President....
Unfortunately, Newt would be any better. Such choices we have...
if MITT don’t own them flyers, I guess he won’t mind if we make 100,000 copies and distribute them around the SC suburbs.
newt is pro-gay? I thought he helped pass the federal DOMA law.
Yet another good reason not to respect or vote for Willard.
Mitt Romney’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign, thanks Qbert.
Just watch Newt. He is on all sides of several issues, and this is one of them. The primary Newt will be “nuanced”, but will he repeal the repeal of DADT if elected? Don’t hold your breath. For example, as I recall he thinks that we need a “study” to review the repeal. What he is doing is just kicking the issue past the election because he has no intention of getting crosswise with the sodomites. IMHO, Newt’s thinking on this issue and others has slowly been changed by inside-the-Beltway group think.
I could still support him - I think - because Romney as the alternative is too horrible to contemplate.
They aren’t going to kill Conservatism with a Hussein. They will kill it from within ... with a RINO.
There are two issues here—Did Romney really distribute these flyers and was he honest about it?
The “study” he was talking about at a Veteran’s event in NH was the data from active duty, especially Marines, he said, who don’t want the law repealed, and that “study” was never allowed to be presented at the commmittee hearings, or even put in the record...
News like this scares the pro-Romney left, because they think it will give Gingrich a chance to edge Romney.
Romney favors the gay agenda, while Gingrich understands we need to take our country back from the progressives.
It's photocopied on standard dark pink photocopy paper. And it's a simple hand-out-on-a-street-corner flier. Of course it's two-color. Have you priced four-color photocopy copies today - much less in 2002?