President Obama finally came out last week and announced he supports gay marriage. Most of us know he has supported gay marriage all along but for political reasons, dragged his feet. The Vice-President kind of forced his hand on this by going on “Meet the Press” last Sunday and saying he supports equal rights for gays. You gotta love Joe for that. The reality is he’s more straight-forward than our President.
Forcing President Obama to “go ahead already” and come clean was a good thing. Obama’s intent was to make this big announcement on “The View.” In my mind that would have been a joke. You don’t do this type of thing on a silly talk show.
Coming out for gay marriage is a good first step for Obama. Not having equal rights for all is flat out wrong. Hell, I even wrote about it way back in September or 2008 in my Living Out Loud column in CityBeat—“Love and Marriage and Being Gay.”
Turning to Romney now, his head is still up his ass, still in the 1950’s. It also came out last week that Romney was a high school bully and in some cases targeted gays. He and his bully buddies are described as “A pack of dogs.”
High school was quite a few years ago for Romney but does a bully ever really change? Not in my mind. I was bullied in high school and to this day, those buddies still have the same mindset. Maybe this helps us understand why Romney strapped his dog to the top of a car while driving on a family vacation. He even mistreats his pets.
We don’t have a perfect President. Obama waited much too long to come out for gay marriage, but the important thing is he did do it. Romney never will and in my head, I will always have this image of him back in high school bullying students that were a bit different than him.
That’s not the kind of President I want. Do you?
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