BigBallinStalin wrote:Symmetry wrote:Pieces in two conservative publications, the National Review and Daily Caller, reflected the uproar by some social conservatives over the appointment. [UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: Although Grenell also raised the ire of liberal commentators with now-deleted tweets about certain prominent women, none of the sources I spoke with mentioned the tweets as a factor in his resignation decision.]
In the National Review, Matthew J. Franck wrote late last week: “Suppose Barack Obama comes out — as Grenell wishes he would — in favor of same-sex marriage in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. How fast and how publicly will Richard Grenell decamp from Romney to Obama?”
Why doesn't Obama do this? I guess his not doing this must mean he is anti-gay!
No, it's about political marketing--just as it is for Romney.
I don't think I've ever argued that this decision wasn't about political marketing. Indeed, from the get go I've posted sources indicating that this was Romney pandering to the homophobic far right. Indeed, I've posted sources from liberals, conservatives, anti-gay sources, foreign and US based sources, all agreeing the same thing.
That Romney caved to far-right anti-gay pressure. I'm not sure why you think I didn't argue that.