Rick Perry's, Newt Gingrich's, Mitt
Romney's and Michele Bachmann's ties to the gay community are cited
as reasons for gay folks to vote GOP in 2012.
“I stretched my powers of imagination
and came up with a list of The Top Ten Gay Reasons to Vote GOP in the
2012 presidential elections,” wrote Jim Lopata in a story by the
Spirit Magazine, a publication of The Boston Globe.
President Barack Obama's gay marriage
views are not
“evolving” quickly enough was listed at number 10, followed
by allegations that former Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Richard
Nixon were gay, and the fact that former GOP Chairman Ken
Mehlman is openly gay.
Santorum's Google problem (“Google 'Santorum,'” Lopata urges)
is listed at number six.
Republican presidential candidate Fred
Karger is openly gay.
Bachmann's husband Marcus Bachmann might be gay is the fourth
reason on the list for gay folks to vote for the GOP.
Allegations that Rick
Perry could be gay have surfaced once again in a new book titled
Figure Head by Glen Maxey.
“Okay, so no major media outlet is
touching this rumor, but, that just means that Perry could be the
ultimate stealth gay rights candidate, right?” Lopata wrote. “And
I mean far right.”
Gingrich's half-sister is openly lesbian.
And Mitt Romney's on-again
off-again love for the gay community could return in 2012 is the
number one reason cited for gay folks to vote for Republicans in the