Former Mitt Romney spokesman Richard Grenell took to the Wall Street Journal to voice his thoughts on "Marriage, Gay Republicans and the Election." In the op-ed, Grenell insists that while there are many reasons to vote against President Barack Obama, his stance on gay marriage is not one of them.
Two of the most outwardly LGBT-hostile voices working today talk about how "maneuverable" Mitt Romney will be if they only raise their voices. Oh, and also about how we stole the word "gay" from Christians. Go: More about Ficher Mor...
Everyone including Kim Kardashian has voiced an opinion on President Obama's momentous declaration that he supports same-sex marriage. Few endorsers or critics offer such a unique perspective as Richard Grenell. Grenell was Mitt Romney's — yes, openly gay — foreign-policy spokesman for a short while, a hire viewed as a ... More »
Jonah Goldberg pens just about the most scathing critique of Mitt Romney that I've ever seen in the LA Times today. I don't think he meant it to be quite as scathing as all that, but in the end it is. The subject is Richard Grenell,Show More Summary
Richard Grenell’s seat is still warm but the backlash to his hasty departure has already stirred up some ugly debate in the Grand Old Party. Last week, Mitt Romney’s senior advisor got flack for defending the gay spokesperson, even as the candidate was saying he had wanted Grenell (left) to stay on. CONTINUED » Permalink | Post [...]
American Family Association broadcaster Bryan Fischer ridiculed Mitt Romney over the resignation of Richard Grenell, an openly gay Romney spokesman on security issues, reports the liberal blog Right Wing Watch. After claims that theShow More Summary
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has taken a lot of criticism for failing to denounce the anti-gay voices that ostensibly drove openly gay advisor Richard Grenell to quit quit the campaign, Romney senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom,...Show More Summary
The saga: >Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives: Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives…. Show More Summary
Jesus! Mitt Romney can't catch a break from anti-gay crazyperson Bryan Fischer! Two weeks ago, Fischer was leading the charge against Romney's newly-appointed spokesman Richard Grenell, claiming that hiring Grenell amounted to a "slap in the face" of all pro-family...
Despite efforts by Mitt Romney and his campaign to put to bed the controversy over their roles in the resignation — which occurred under pressure from right-wing groups — of openly gay foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell, the flap continues. Yesterday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by Michael Guest, an openly gay diplomat who [...]
First up from the God Machine this week is a closer look at satisfaction within religious right after social conservatives forced Richard Grenell's ouster from Mitt Romney's campaign. Apparently, feeling emboldened, the religio-political movement now feels like it's in an even b …
This week's edition of The DMZ is up at Bloggingheads.tv. Matt Lewis and I scratch our heads at the departure of Richard Grenell from the Romney campaign, and how Obama is playing offense on national security. Watch it below....
Want to know if you've drifted into the divisive political extreme? If you celebrated the resignation of Richard Grenell from the Romney campaign this week, you fit the bill. You're part of the problem of division in this country.
It has always been clear that Romney is neither a friend nor an ally to the LGBTQ community. But it is also evident that Romney is neither a friend nor ally to those LGBTQ Republicans who would work on his behalf to get him elected.
Spokespeople are supposed to help candidates out of tight spots. In quitting Mitt Romney’s campaign before he even started working, foreign policy flack Richard Grenell managed to stick his candidate into one. Read full article >>
It is awfully tempting for pundits to use people and personal conflicts as stick figures in a polemic play reaffirming one’s preexisting impressions and biases. That’s certainly been the case in the Richard Grenell case. Read full article >>
My head-scratching over Mitt Romney’s handling of Richard Grenell came to an end with this realization. Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president who is still fighting to secure the nomination. What should have beenShow More Summary
Mitt Romney may have muzzled his now ex-spokesman Richard Grenell and let the homophobic right bully him out of his campaign post because he was gay, but Romney and his remaining, apparently non-gay, advisers wants us to know they had no problem with Grenell's sexuality and wanted him to stay. Show More Summary
Matt Duss and Daveed Gartenstein-Ross talk about the Richard Grenell finding:
Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. Team Romney is still fairly new to the general campaigning mode. Missteps are inevitable. The Richard Grenell story shows that. First, they seemed to think putting an “openly gay” man in a high profile position (foreign policy), a man well known for his support of [...]