I suspect that since the ACLU has condemned Chicago and Boston that Obama may do it so that he can beat Romney to the punch.
Where the hell is Romney on this issue? His silence suggests he is either agreeing with the Mayors or he is too chicken to take a stand, Considering his recent stand on gay couples adopting children, I wouldn’t be surprised if he issued a statement that he supports the planned kiss in.
Interesting that the ACLU is against this. Maybe even they recognize that if Mumbles Menino got his way, it would start us going down a very slippery slope. Before long you’d see liberal mayors banning businesses simply because their owners supported any conservative organization—maybe even the GOP.
Of course, the practical effect of such a policy be to plunge that particular city into poverty. Even so, some might value ideological purity over economic prosperity. Detroit is a prime example of this.
Why should Romney (or Obama, for that matter) get involved in this at all? A private citizen who owns a private company said something very tame in an interview and the Pink Mafia is screeching about it. The American people will vote with their wallets. The cities whose mayors condemned the position of the private citizen are not Federal territory.
It would be like the President commenting on local law enforcement controversies or his opinion of rap stars or his picks for the NCAA tournament—pointless and beneath the position of the office.