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Monday, December 12, 2011

Mitt Romney Can't Catch a Break

Posted by Dan Savage on Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Romney spots a couple of old codgers eating breakfast in a coffee shop in New Hampshire. One of the old codgers is a veteran. So Mitt plops down in their booth to connect with these voters—they're old! one's a vet! photo op!—and it turns out that they're a gay married couple and they're not havin' Mitt:

Bob Garon, 63, of Epsom, N.H., asked Romney if he, as president would seek to overturn New Hampshire's law legalizing gay marriage. Romney gave his standard response affirming his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. Garon, who is gay and was seated with his husband, Bob Lemire, then said to Romney: "It's good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights." ... Garon, a political independent, later told reporters he was unimpressed with Romney. "The guy ain't going to make it," he said after the exchange. "You can't trust him. I can see it in his eyes." Garon said he was married in June. "In New Hampshire, where it's legal. Unless Mitt Romney gets elected."

Let's pause for a moment to appreciate that we live at time when older gay couples in small-town coffee shops aren't afraid to get in the faces of bigoted politicians and out themselves to the national media in the process. It has gotten better.

Via Towleroad, here's the video:

You're awesome, Bob Garon.

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