When Mitt Romney hired Richard Grennel to be his national security spokesman, Romney was not expecting resistance from the extreme right. That changed when right wing radio zealot Bryan Fischer caught wind of the hire. Fischer is the homophobic bigot who thinks the gay led to Hitler and that the gay should be regulated like cigarettes. In fact Fischer is so adamantly homophobic that he believes anyone who has the gay should be prohibited from holding public office. Anyone that extreme would naturally be troubled by Romney’s hire of Grennel, who is openly gay.
Romney bravely stood up to the right wing extremist calling for him to dismiss Grenell by surrendering. While he crowed over his ability to single-handedly determine who Romney is allowed to hire, Fischer hit on a truism… a notably remarkable rarity for this fellow.
Fischer: Let me ask you this question, people have raised this question, if Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, coopted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, 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 is realizing the doubts that this begins to raise about his leadership.
Oddly enough, that is a very cogent observation from Mr. Fischer. Maybe the best way for a foreign leader to influence a President Romney would be to buy off Bryan Fischer and a few other wingnut radio hosts. After all there is no doubt that these radio charlatans would sell their soul for the right price and it would be a fantastic investment to sway a spineless president to the viewpoint of our foreign adversary’s.