@VSTWhile it was not easy to find I was able to confirm that the actual
approval rating for Romney was 34% in 2007. If you google surveyusa you can find
the information on the poll numbers for his entire time as governor. While I
cannot excuse FT's spelling errors maybe I can console you by saying their,
Hmm - so the right objected because of who he is - a gay man - and the left
objected because of his actions - making inappropriate comments about Newt
Gingrich's wife, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Rachel Maddow, along
with other questionable tweets.Who you are versus your ability to do
the job for which you were hired.....Somehow, I think the liberals
have the high road on this one.
atl134, sounds like Ric never had a chance to put any pictures of his loved
one(s) on his desk. The article is fairly devoid of details of what he did to
offend the "religious right," other than being gay (and that alone
shouldn't be basis for termination), but apparently he was going all catty
with various females that the liberals like to put on pedestals. (If I'm
interpreting "twitter barb" correctly...)Apparently somebody
at Camp Romney concluded that he would end up being a liability to the effort,
rather than an asset. It's unlikely Romney will get much of the gay vote
@bikeboy"Sounds like "Ric" anticipated that his open gayness
would be displayed like a badge of honor by Camp Romney, and that didn't
happen. Most "straight" people can keep their sexual orientation in the
closet; why is that so difficult for some gay people?"You're blaming Ric for bigoted conservatives bringing up his sexual
orientation? First off straight people don't keep their sexual orientation
in the closet, they openly display pictures of their wives or husbands on their
office desks. The only reason this is difficult for gay people is that when they
do things that straight people take for granted, they get harrassed for it.
Just another example, and we'll have plenty more, of how Mitt is not worthy
to be president. Remember he left office as the Govenor of Massachuests after
only one term and a 30% approval rating. He's the Republican's
Sounds like this was a bad idea from the get go.
Rather blew all to heck the new BYU philosophy with their Gay Forum, and the
supposed understanding of the LDS Church towards Gays. Perhaps if Romney were
not Mormon, this incident would disappear with the outgoing tide.
I suppose it was pretty easy to go through lots of people at Bain Capital, so
what's one more or less? But this kind of little ugliness shows again
Mitt's weakness, which he'd be packing to the White House. You
can't please everybody, not even everybody claiming to be on your side.
Caving in to a little group of radio haters will only encourage them to do it
all again, and they will NEVER be satisfied.
It must be a slow news day. The slogan is "It's the economy
stupid". The liberals will do anything to change the subject.
"Those close to Mr. Grenell, known as Ric, insist that when he had sought
forceful support from those who had entrusted him with a major role..."Um, excuse me, but "Ric" was hired to provide forceful support
for Romney, not the other way around.Sounds like "Ric"
anticipated that his open gayness would be displayed like a badge of honor by
Camp Romney, and that didn't happen. Most "straight" people can
keep their sexual orientation in the closet; why is that so difficult for some