Former New Hampshire governor and Mitt Romney surrogate John Sununu has refused to discuss gay marriage, claiming it is too “complicated” to discuss in a radio interview.

Sununu, who served as White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush and chaired the New Hampshire Republican Party from 2009 to 2011, on Thursday, speaking as a surrogate for Romney, blasted President Barack Obama as “inept” and “incompetent” in a lengthy 20 speech to Illinois' GOP delegation to the Republican National Convention.

“Are there folks here from Chicago?” he asked the delegation. “You ought to go into the real estate business because there's a guy who's got a lot of friends who are coming, that's coming back to look for a house next January. Maybe Tony Rezko can help him again.”

When asked by SiriusXM OutQ's Michelangelo Signorile about the GOP platform's stance in support of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, Sununu responded that he had not seen the platform and did not want to make a “technical mistake.”

“If you tell me it's in the platform, I'm going to believe you. It's much more complicated,” Sununu told Signorile. “If you want to buy two cases of beer, and sit down and talk about it, I'm happy to do so. But there are some places that deserve more than a hackneyed, two-sentence answer.”