Item 1: Secular headline blares, “Mitt Romney’s Long Fight Against Gay Marriage.”
Item 2: Conservative evangelical headline charges, “Romney goes full Etch-A-Sketch twice on gay agenda.”
Item 3: Longtime Romney skeptic blasts conservative writers who leaked from off-the-record meeting.
Some loving advice for the conservative echo chamber, from a longtime pal: When your opponents see someone as a big ally of yours, yet you continue to kick sand in his face, and then a frequent critic of that would-be ally in your own camp tells you (on a different but related front) that you’re being childish, it might be time to check yourself.
It is one thing to reject real Republicans In Name Only. That’s why I’ve never voted for the preeminent RINO, who comes from my state, former Sen. Arlen Specter. It’s another to become a “clanging cymbal,” and I fear that’s where we’re headed.
For the best perspective on Gov. Romney’s record on social issues, from the leaders on those issues in his own state, see here.