When word got around that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had appointed an openly gay man as his Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman, unrelenting criticism from the right soon forced the Romney campaign to let him go.
Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association was among the most prominent of those critics, suggesting that Richard Grenell’s lifestyle could make him a security risk. But having gotten his way, Fischer is now milkng Romney’s haste to accomodate the religious right as a source of doubts about the candidate’s backbone.
“If Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, coopted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America,” Fischer asked, “then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese, how is he going to stand up to Putin, how is he going to stand up to North Korea, if he can be pushed around by a yokel like me?”
“I don’t think Romney’s realizing kind of the doubts that this begins to raise about his leadership,” he added.
This video was uploaded to YouTube by Right Wing Watch Blog, May 4, 2012.