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02/07/2008

Adios a-Mitt-o

by Jeremy Hooper

BaseballNow in "We knew this was coming" news: One of the two Republican candidates who supports a federal marriage amendment, Mitt Romney, has officially dropped out of the primary. He said today at CPAC:

"If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.

"This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters – many of you right here in this room – have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming President. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country."

See ya, Mittens. Don't let the door hit your ass-backwards view of equality on your way out.

Governor Mitt Romney Addresses CPAC [MittRomney.com]

**ALSO: As Queerty notes, Mitt took a shot at gays before bowing out:

"The development of a child is enhanced by having a mother and father. Such a family is the ideal for the future of the child and for the strength of a nation. I wonder how it is that unelected judges, like some in my state of Massachusetts, are so unaware of this reality, so oblivious to the millennia of recorded history. It is time for the people of America to fortify marriage through constitutional amendment, so that liberal judges cannot continue to attack it!"

Punk.

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What a jerk, eh? I try not to insult but man, this guy is slimey. And besides, since when did marriage equality become the snowball that leads to the avalance of the world's straight couples turning gay? They really must have it firmly grounded in their stubborn heads that affirming gay relationships will "turn" people gay. There probably would be an increase in acknowledged same-sex relationships but it would flatline at the natural percentage that truly exists in the country. Straight couples will still keep on being straight and childen will keep on being born.

Posted by: Shane | Feb 7, 2008 4:11:55 PM

Malt shakes for everyone!!!

Posted by: Franc | Feb 8, 2008 2:58:17 AM

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