Oh Christ, someone on Team Romney is going to get fired today: Poor old Mittens was forced to talk to a human, one-on-one, with cameras rolling. And not just any human, but a gay one. Who was a veteran. In Vietnam. Which was a war. And so on. Yikes.
Get it together, Mitt Romney's handlers. You'll get away with this one, but if you keep this loosey-goosey "talking with voters" schtick going much longer, at some point Romney's going to run into a papist. No one wants that.
Here's a sample:
"It's good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights," the 63-year-old New Hampshire resident responded.
"No, actually I think at the time the Constitution was written it was pretty clear marriage was between a man and a woman," Romney said, just as one of his campaign aides chimed in that they had "to get going" to another Fox interview.
"Oh, I guess the question was too hot," Garon quipped to Romney and his aide.
"No, I gave you the answer, you said you had a yes or no answer and I gave you the answer," Romney said, turning back to face Garon.
And here Romney thought he was going to be speaking with a Real American. That's why he approached him! Here's how Romney spotted him, according to the Washington Post:
While working the room, Romney spotted a man in a flannel shirt wearing a Vietnam Veteran hat and slid in next to him in a booth.
"Vietnam veteran!" Romney greeted Bob Garon.
[Video via The Atlantic Wire]