Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives
Posted on 05/01/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romneys presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives.
In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says:
I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obamas foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign. I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.
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I’m sure he was let go with a promise that he’ll be back on board after the victory—when conservatives are no longer wanted or needed. That’s how Romney works.
Excellent post, AB!
Your last point is the essence of social corporatism. It is a type of socialism, and it is a great grandchild of the economic views of Benito Mussolini’s fascism.
Your initial points all fall under the “3rd Way” ideology which is focus on economy and not on social issues.
This guy perfectly represents Romney’s “values” though.
The Person he choses as V.P. will be very telling.
We don’t need a “Vanilla” RINO Gop-Er. What he needs to do to win the hearts of Conservatives is to Pick a Jim DeMint type.
He was not “let go”. He quit and made a fuss. I bet the Romney campaign did everything it could think of to keep him.
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For my comments, read xzin's.
Is he really gone or is he a “kitchen cabinet member” ala andrew jackson?
Hopefully Romney will get the message and cut the BS regading social and fiscal balkanization.
conservative is conservative, there is no nuance.
Along with most of the comments here.
I want to thank Governor Romney for his belief in me and my abilities and his clear message to me that being openly gay was a non-issue for him and his team.
That’s bad news, way overshadows any “good” news. Romney still likes perverts, this one got caught, that’s all.
“Is he really gone or is he a kitchen cabinet member ala andrew jackson?”
He’ll probably have a seat under the table.
A trial balloon. Romney and the RINO establishment he represents were taking a measure of the resolve and strength of their conservative opponents.
There, that's better...
he was hounded, outed, by the MSM actually
What he needs to do is withdraw. I know, fat chance.
is there a link to that National Review girly man magazine article??
Yeah, but do you think that’s very likely? This would be the second best thing..
Are you people nuts. The Obama administration is rife with gays and lesbians in many positions. Most of us think that Potus himself is gay.
Yet here you are trashing Romney because one gay adviser resigned.
Do you really want Obama for four more years or have you just totally lost touch with reality?
I think it’ll never happen.
Personally, I don’t care who Mutt’s VP pick is. The problem with putting earrings on a hog is that, in the end, it’s still a hog.