Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman resigned yesterday after some social conservatives criticized the campaign's appointment of the openly gay Republican.
In a statement published in the Washington Post’s Right Turn, Richard Grenell revealed that his “ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign.”
The Romney campaign was reportedly reluctant to use Grenell as a spokesman due to pressure from socially conservative circles that object to his support of same-sex marriage.
Was the campaign manipulated by conservatives who condemn same-sex marriage? What does his resignation mean for the Romney campaign’s appeal to gay Republicans?
Christian Berle, deputy executive director, Log Cabin Republicans, a national gay and lesbian Republican grassroots organization
Emily Schultheis, national political reporter for Politico