Skip to comments.Romney a wimp? Not so much, say gays who engaged with him as governor
Posted on 09/12/2012 8:56:15 AM PDT by scottjewell
... Romney sat stone-faced and almost entirely silent.
Is there anything else? Romney asked when they finished. With that, the meeting was over.
It was like talking to a robot. No expression, no feeling, recalls David Wilson, one of the plaintiffs in the case who met with Romney that day. People were sharing touching stories, stories where youd expect recognition in the other persons face that they at least hear what youre saying that theres empathy. He didnt even shake his head. He was completely blank.
Occasionally Romney would say something.
I didnt know you had families, remarked Romney to the group, according to Wilson.
The offhanded remark underscored that Romney, the governor of the first state prepared to grant same-sex marriage, hadnt taken the time to look at what the landmark case was really about. By this point the plaintiffs stories had been widely covered by national media in particular, Julie Goodridges heartrending tale of how her then-partner, Hillary, was denied hospital visitation following the precarious birth of daughter Annie. It was the ignorance of these facts and Romneys inaccurate, insensitive answer to her parting question, that pushed Julie Goodridge to her breaking point.
I looked him in the eye as we were leaving, recalls Goodridge. And I said, Governor Romney, tell me what would you suggest I say to my 8 year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma cant get married because you, the governor of her state, are going to block our marriage?
His response, according to Goodridge: I dont really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why dont you just tell her the same thing youve been telling her the last eight years.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
I dont really care what you tell your adopted daughter.”
Bwaa ha ha ha.
Romney (a closet conservative?) must have been thinking, “I guess this is what I get for being Governor of Massachusetts and not Utah”.
This is encouraging to say the least. Sounds like then-Governor Romney was having to deal with the gay mafia kinda like the same way we realists are having to deal with the conservative purists who would rather see 0bama get 4 more years than to pull the lever for Romney & Ryan.
Yet another compelling reason to vote for Romney!
He knows right from wrong.
Homosexuals can live however they want, but they do not have the right to change the definition of marriage for the culture.
Very true. Let’s just hope that the stony silent Romney was the real one, and that as President he would have continued support to behave as his real self.
Wow.... Your take on this is most enlightening. LOL
Yes, and it was actually a very good response to her whiny, entitlement-begging, question.
Please provide links. Thanks.
“Romney a wimp? Not so much, say gays who engaged with him as governor”
They were not “engaged with him”, they engaged him.
Can we get a REAL Republican nominee for President, please ?
Yes, it is a sign that he may really slow down the whole rainbow agenda, if only given the chance. The way I see it, no matter what his short-comings and flaws - and they are many - things still stand a better chance with him, than without him.
Right, and that’s why we need Romney, knock on wood, to draw from some of this spirit he displayed in 2004 , as President.
They’ll vote for this “guy”, anyway:
When homosexuals are defending you for not being a wimp, you might just be a wimp.
And if you fold to the homosexuals, you probably are a wimp.
Wait until these homos stand in front of God on Judgement Day if they think Romney was straitlaced what will they think of God? Not believing in Him doesn’t mean He doesn’t exist.
Wow, I admit I’m surprised to hear of this side of Mitt.
Right, and this is why Romney must once again display this admirable courage that he so clearly showed in 2004.
Yeah, makes you have renewed hope in him. This is the response the rainbow crowd so badly needs, instead of everyone falling all over themselves to appease them and kiss their feet.
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