Here is an interaction between Mitt Romney and a gay veteran which occurred back on December 12, 2011. It is important to bring this up now because everyone needs to realize what type of person Romney is. This whole scene both infuriates me and breaks my heart at the same time.
Romney made an appearance at the Chez Vachon Restaurant in Manchester NM. This was an event that was meant to highlight the endorsement of Romney by Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas – but the reporters attention all turned to Vietnam veteran Bob Garon of Ebson NH…. But I’m getting ahead of myself now….
Romney entered, saw Bob, and stopped to make small talk. With wearing a veteran’s hat, Romney asked him where he was stationed etc. Romney deduced that Garon and he were the same age. Now, pay close attention to Romney as he realizes that while Garon was off risking his life to defend the US, Romney skated out of the draft to go to France as his church mission. Romney does not have a good poker-face. He has the look of feeling guilty painted across his face. The conversation now moves on….
Bob Garon straight-up asked Romney what he thought of the repeal of the New Hampshire same-sex marriage law. Naturally, Romney replied that he supported the repeal, and kept reaffirming over and over again that he believes a marriage is between a man and a woman. At 1:43 Romney states, “…for me that’s a man and a woman.”
“…for me….” This is one reason among many why Romney should not be president as Romney is making decisions which will affect thousands, if not millions of US citizens because of what he believes in. I know this is becoming so “old hat” now, but any politician must learn to separate their personal beliefs from making governmental decisions.
There is one major faux pas by Romney, and it’s too bad no one picked it up, but when Garon commented that Romney does “not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights,” Romney rather smugly replies:
“No, actually I think at the time the Constitution was written it was pretty clear marriage was between a man and a woman.”
At the time the Constitution was written, huh…. Well, slavery was legal when the Constitution was written. Women were not treated as equals and certainly had no part in the writing of our Constitution. Polygamy was still legal and practiced when the Constitution was written.
Here we go again with Romney “picking and choosing” what will benefit and serve his needs.
Even through President Obama believes marriage is between a man and a woman, he has come to realize that he must separate his personal beliefs in order to uphold the Constitution. Obama struggles struggled with this, but just as women and blacks fought for equal treatment, today it is gay couples fighting for equality with legal marriage. Our Constitution clearly upholds this, but most politician’s gods get in their way and scramble their brains.
This conversation made me completely angry, but by the end it broke my heart. Here is a man who risked his life to serve and protect our country, and the person who is running for president of the country Bob Garon protected is denying Bob his equal rights of same-sex marriage. This must be devastating for Bob and thousands of others like him. Fighting to defend the Constitution which is being denied to Garon.
The best part is after Romney walks away, so make sure to watch that. This video has become viral with 2.5 million hits so far – and I can completely understand why.