Mitt Romney's refusal to aggressively
campaign against the issue of gay marriage is being blamed for losses
by conservatives in the four states where it was on the ballot.
On November 6, marriage equality
opponents suffered their first losses at the ballot box. In three
states – Maine, Maryland, and Washington state – voters legalized
the institution, while Minnesotans rejected an effort to ban it.
radio program, Mat Staver, co-founder and current chairman of
Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University School of Law,
attacked Romney for not campaigning on the issue.
Romney “could not speak about life or
marriage. And so he did not campaign in those states speaking about
those issues and associating himself with marriage. Had he done so,
his numbers would have gone up and I bet the marriage polls would
have gone up,” Staver said.
“Every time we get these mealy
candidates like Romney or [2008 presidential nominee Senator John]
McCain we have this problem. And then Republican pundits come up and
say, 'Oh we need to change our position on marriage and abortion.'”
“I'm fed up with people on Fox News,
whether it's Sean Hannity or Bill O'Reilly,” he later added. “They
think they just know everything.” (The video is embedded on this
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