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Mitt Gets Worse: Openly Gay Spox Forced Out

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Published on Jul 26, 2012

On May 1, 2012, the Romney campaign's openly gay foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell resigned, saying he had become a "distraction" for the campaign after right-wing activists attacked him for being open about his sexual orientation. Romney refused to stand up for Grenell and accepted his resignation — the anti-gay American Family Association declared Grenell's resignation a "huge win."


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Welcome back everybody; an openly gay
spokesperson for the Romney campaign said

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he's stepping down this morning. The
Romney camp hired Richard Grenell to

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serve as a foreign policy spokesman. The
radical right to the issue with the

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hiring

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because Grenell is openly gay.
Why did you decide to leave and did they

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try to stop you?

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I became a distraction.
A distraction for the issues that I

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most care about. The right wing american
family association is claiming victory.

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This is a huge win

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for the pro-family community. A
homosexual activist in a very prominent

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place in Mitt Romney's campaign has
stepped down. Why is Mitt Romney letting

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a top adviser get silenced because of his
sexual orientation?

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Mitt Romney's got to show the american
people that he can lead and he has

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cojones to stand up to pressure.
If Mitt Romney can't stand up to his

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own party

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how can you lead the entire country?

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