While traveling all over the U.S., both President Obama and his GOP opponent Mitt Romney have met -- and before November, will meet -- countless Americans of all different backgrounds, some of whom are still unsure about for whom they'll cast their vote. But a 63-year-old military veteran named Bob Garon who met Romney made up his mind back in December 2011 after the two got into a civil conversation about same-sex marriage at a campaign stop in New Hampshire.
A video of their photo-op and chat is making the rounds now, in part because what went down was so AWKWARD. Apparently, Romney thought it would be a good call to cozy up to Garon, what with him being a vet and all. Little did he know, though, Garon was sitting with his husband, whom he had married just a few months earlier. And he wanted to know just how Romney feels about his relationship and his rights. What a must-watch!
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Wow, right? I love when Garon broke it down for the media after Romney walked away. "I went and I fought for my country. I did my thing. And I think that my spouse should be entitled to the same entitlements that if I was married to a woman. What the hell's the difference?!" No. Kidding!!
It also bears noting that back in December, Garon said he appreciated how Obama would "at least entertain the idea" of same-sex marriage, I'm sure he's even more satisfied with the President's stance. Given many DNC speeches -- from Michelle Obama's to LGBT activist Zach Wahls' -- and the revised Democratic platform (which opposes "federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection under the law" to same-sex couples), it couldn't be clearer where our POTUS and the Democrats stand on the issue of same-sex marriage versus how Mitt Romney and the Republican party feels.
What's more, no matter how you feel about same-sex marriage, it should be disconcerting to ANY voter how closed-minded, unyielding, and robotic Romney appeared in this video. No matter what issue we're considering, are those really the qualities we want in a leader? Or do we want someone who is willing to listen to the people, identify an opportunity for progress, and finally acknowledge that his position has evolved? There's no question that Americans like Garon DESERVE the latter.
How do you feel about Garon's convo with Romney?
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