From glitter bombings to accidental confrontations with gay activists, Mitt Romney’s campaign for president has been marred by anti-gay sentiments.
Now comes another bump in his run, thanks to his wife, Ann.
While being interviewed by Iowa’s KWQC, anchor David Nelson asked Mrs Romney if she believes a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner. Ann had been touting herself as a champion for all women but refused to answer the question, instead saying, “You know, I’m not going to talk about the specific issues. I’m going to let my husband speak on issues . . . Those are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election . . . It’s going to be about the economy and jobs."
Nelson then asked Ann about birth control, and she again claimed these were not real issues. Nelson informed her that a Pew Research poll found that same-sex marriage and birth control were ranked as being either “important” or “very important” to women.
Her response: “You know, and I personally believe, and this is what I’m hearing from women all across the country, that they are going to look for the guy that’s going to pull them out of the weeds and get them job security and a brighter future for their children."
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