In the 1994 race against Senator Ted Kennedy, Romney wrote a letter to a GOP organization, the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts, seeking their endorsement. Back then, Romney said (with my emphasis):
If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.
But in response to the President’s statement in favor of gay marriage, Romney needs to pander to the most radical leaders in the right wing:
I do not favor marriage between people of the same gender and I don’t favor civil unions …”
After the RNC convention, which should prove to be a right-wing orgy of hate against all things gay, will we see Romney shaking that etch-a-sketch or will he stick to his latest position?