One of Mitt Romney's fellow Mormons speaks out on Mitt-Flopping Romney's hypocrisy:
Romney's double standard
I am a Mormon who grew up in Utah Valley. For the most part, I fit the mold and support the conservative agenda. I was, however, very disappointed that not one of the GOP candidates came out against the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy at the recent Republican debate.
The law is clearly discriminatory. In this time of war, the military needs all the help it can get. Being gay or lesbian should not be an automatic disqualifier.
I was especially saddened that Mitt Romney fell in line with the rest of the candidates in support of the policy. Romney admitted that he originally thought the policy was silly, but like on so many other issues he has now changed his mind. I wonder if Romney is so concerned with appealing to the conservative base that he is no longer willing to say what he truly believes.
After receiving such a backlash for being a Mormon candidate, I thought Romney would be more sensitive to discrimination issues. I wonder if Romney would have something to say if the policy were directed at Mormons.
It's starting to look like Romney lives a double standard. What a shame! Even more shameful is that there probably isn't anyone better than Romney running for president.
Clint A. Paulson
Well said, Mr. Paulson.
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