“You have chosen to be on the wrong side of history and I do not support your run for president any longer,” said Bill White, a one time Romney supporter and donor. Mr White is the chairman and CEO of the New York-based consulting firm Constellations Group. He was previously the president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – the cultural and educational institution whose major presence is the floating World War II Intrepid aircraft carrier sitting on the Hudson River.
According to a letter addressed to Mitt Romney and obtained by CNN, Mr. White is also asking the Republican presidential candidate for his money back, saying ”I feel that I no longer wish to support your presidential campaign and ask that you please return the maximum contribution that I gave to you last year.”
So why the change? Mr. White said it’s because of the President’s full evolution on gay marriage. Mr. White continued;
“I had a very visceral reaction to [Romney] – he had a great opportunity… to get on the right side of history, and to be someone to the country that helps to unite us, versus what divides us. And I just think his very proactive intention to pounce on this issue now has sent me to the other side.
“Now, I feel like he’s declared war on my marriage. And I could just sit back and not say anything. Or I could do something about it. And I’ve chosen to do something about it.”