Filling in for Jennifer Granholm of Current TV's The War Room, John Fugelsang spoke to spoke to Brian Sims who is a policy attorney and civil rights advocate running for the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives 182nd District and was featured as part of the network's LGBT Pride Month.
As Sims and Fugelsang noted, Mitt Romney's position on gay marriage has changed over the last decade or so, with Mittens doing his best to outdo John Kerry and any criticisms of him flip flopping. Romney was for it before he was against it, before he was for it again and then against it again. That's not just a flip flop. It's just pandering and hoping voters have selective amnesia, along with hoping that we don't have those thing called recording devices these days, so people can go back and see when you talked out of both sides of your mouth.
Regardless of what Romney's stances were in the past, he's moved so far to the right during this presidential campaign, I think it's safe to say that if we're unfortunate enough to see him elected, he's going to govern from the far right because that's where the Congressional Republicans and those advising him now are going to push him, and sadly it's going to be on a lot more issues than just gay marriage where it means more misery for the American public and the working class.
Here's more from Current on Sims' interview: Brian Sims: Gay marriage ‘common sense’ for most Americans, but not for Romney
Pennsylvania candidate and civil rights advocate Brian Sims talks about Romney’s stance on marriage equality and how Romney’s waffling is a reflection of the polls. “My guess is that behind closed doors, Mitt Romney would tell you that he’s had gay friends, gay family, gay co-workers, and we all know that he has. And my guess is that he probably treated them with the utmost respect. But the fact that he, in order to receive the nomination from the Republican party, feels that he needs to stray so far from what is very common sense for most Americans speaks more to the party than it does to Mitt Romney.” Sims also tells his personal story, of coming out as gay while a championship college football player.