Not only does Mittsy not seem to know his audience very well, he seems completely unaware when he flips, and then right after that he flops.
Emphasis on 'flops.'
See, Mittsy was speaking to the NAACP--whose board of directors passed a same-sex marriage resolution two months ago--and he stressed the fact that he will represent all Americans, of “every race, creed and sexual orientation” if he was elected.
That was his flip.
Then he added that he opposes same-sex marriage.
See what he does? He'll represent all of us, even those with a different sexual orientation that The Great Romney, but he won't budge on the notion of marriage equality: "As president, I will promote strong families and defend traditional marriage.”
Apparently, gay couples don't make for a strong family, and traditional marriage, well, does he mean the traditional marriage of his grandfather who had more than one wife, or does he mean the traditional marriage of no interracial marriage?
Which tradition, Mittsy?
Sharon Lettman-Hicks, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition said, “It is the president’s duty to protect all Americans and their families under the law. Thousands of LGBT couples are raising children and have marriages rooted in love and lifelong commitment--you don’t get more traditional than that. The U.S. Census shows that these couples are also more likely to be people of color, especially African American. If Romney’s pledge is to represent Americans of ‘every race, creed and sexual orientation,’ that includes loving and committed LGBT couples and the families they are providing for and protecting.”
Except he doesn't mean what he says.
R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of Log Cabin Republicans: “With his opening remarks to the NAACP today, Governor Romney sent a message that he recognizes the importance of an inclusive Republican vision for victory in November. He deserves credit for taking the step to include sexual orientation by name. That said, it is unfortunate that he countered his outreach to gay and lesbian Americans with a gratuitous attack on the freedom to marry. If Governor Romney truly desires to represent all Americans, Log Cabin Republicans encourages him to avoid divisive social issues and focus on jobs and the economy.”
Um, but he won't, because he's pandering to the most conservative faction of the GOP, because that's what Mittsy does, he says what he thinks you want to here, and then he says something else to a different group of people.
Fred Sainz, HRC spokesperson: "Mitt Romney doesn’t seem to think LGBT families deserve the same dignity and respect as the other families he vowed to protect in his remarks today before the NAACP. Romney refuses to recognize civil unions for LGBT couples--an extremist position he doesn’t even share with former President George W. Bush. Despite the NAACP’s historic endorsement of marriage equality and polling that shows nearly 60 percent of African Americans support marriage for their LGBT friends and loved ones, Romney continues to tow the line that LGBT people don’t deserve equal rights, benefits and protections under the law.”
But that's Mittsy. And that's what makes him so non-presidential. That he can stand before a group and say one thing--that he'll represent all of us--and then in the next breath offer the "except" shows that he'll do and say anything to become president. And that means we don't know anything about the man, where he stands on anything because he's too busy trying to stand on both sides at the same time, and even Mittsy isn't that adept.