04 September 2012
If I only I'd known then what I know now...
When I've applied for jobs, I mentioned my previous experience, to the degree that it was relevant. I discussed my accomplishments and the skills I acquired on those jobs, and what I learned from my mistakes as well as what I did right.
Turns out, that was the wrong way to apply for a job. That's not what Mitt Romney is doing. And, because he's made so much money, he must be doing something right. Right?
You see, when he was running for the Governorship of Massachusetts, he opposed an amendment to that state's constitution which would have banned, not only same-sex marriages, but same-sex civil unions. Although he said he opposed same-sex marriages and civil unions, he wanted domestic partners to have the same benefits, in the state of Massachusetts, married couples enjoy. And he also supported hate-crime legislation.
After he became governor, the State Supreme Court ruled that the state's constitution requires same-sex marriage to be allowed under law. In response, Romney supported a state constitutional amendment to forbid such marriages.
By the time he ran for President in 2008, Romney said he had done everything he could to block gay marriage in his state and in this country. Now he states his belief that "marriage is between a man and a woman" but soft-pedals his previously-stated belief that same-sex couples should enjoy the same benefits that married couples have.
As long as we forget all of that, I guess we shouldn't feel too betrayed if Romney is elected to the White Hose!