In his effort to shake the Etch A Sketch and erase some of the things he and his Republican presidential candidates have said against the gay committee in their numerous debates, Mitt Romney hired a gay man as his National Security Spokesman. Needless to say, members of his “severely conservative” base have seen through this very transparent move by Romney to suddenly appear more inclusive, and they are calling him out on it.
Bryan Fischer, one of the most vocal Conservative leaders against the gay committee took to his Twitter account and tweeted that Romney’s move was another way of telling the “pro-family committee to drop dead!”
But according to The Chicago Phoenix, Romney’s shaking of the Etch A Sketch is working.
Chuck Wolfe, CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, praised Grenell for taking on the role with the Romney campaign.
“Good for him,” Wolfe said. “We applaud the participation of out professionals in government and politics. Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, serving openly is important. It allows you to speak honestly about yourself and the LGBT community to colleagues inside campaigns and government offices.”
It remains to be seen if the rest of the LGBT community follows Chuch Wolfe’s lead and fall at Romney’s feet.