Romney washes that gay right out of his foreign policy team:
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 Obama’s 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.
According to sources familiar with the situation, Grenell made the decision after being kept under wraps during a time at which national security issues, including the president’s ad concerning Osama bin Laden, had emerged front and center in the campaign.
Pieces in two conservative publications, the National Review and Daily Caller, reflected the uproar by some social conservatives over the appointment.
In the National Review, Mathew Frank wrote late last week: “Suppose Barack Obama comes out — as Grenell wishes he would — in favor of same-sex marriage in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. How fast and how publicly will Richard Grenell decamp from Romney to Obama?”
In fairness, difficult to think seriously about foreign policy when you’ve got all those gay thoughts floating around your noggin. It’s a well known fact that gay men are incapable of weighing the relative merits of different policy commitments. No word yet on whether ordering the mission that killed bin Laden was “too gay.” Looking forward to lots of tolerant young conservatives denouncing the Christian Right for blah blah “Look over there! Dan Savage!!!”