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image of Mitt Romney standing in front of a huge flag at a campaign event, saying: 'Now I'm just gonna ask this one more time, slowly and clearly, before I get mad: Where's. the. giant. flag. I. requested?'

I know you all are maintaining maximum enthusiasm for this dynamic campaign already, but I am about to MAXIMIZE it even MAXIMIZIER! Mitt Romney finally broke his legendary silence on President Obama's historic announcement that he has evolved to a position of basic decency toward QUILTBAG-Americans, and Romney's response is every bit as fantastic as you'd hope and expect:
I have the same view on marriage that I had when I was governor, and that I've expressed many times, and that marriage is between a man an a woman.... States are able to make decisions with regard to domestic partnership benefits such as hospital visitation rights, benefits and so forth of various kinds can be determined state by state, but my view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman and that's my own preference. I know other people have differing views. This is a very tender and sensitive topic as are many social issues, but I have the same view that I've had since running for office.... I believe that based upon the interview that he gave today on ABC it's said that he had changed his view, but you're a better judge of that than I. I just saw the reports that he previously opposed same-sex marriage and now according to ABC news he supports it. You'll be able to make that determination on your own.
Ha ha PERFECT. That is just a very smart, eloquent, and thoughtful thing to say, in every possible way. I particularly love his categorization of marriage equality as a "tender and sensitive topic," just because it makes me think of marriage equality sitting in heart-shaped hot tub with Maggie Gallagher, trying to tenderly and sensitively work it out over a couple of champagne flutes filled with Asti Spumante.

In other news, here's another fun quote from President Obama's ABC News interview, which is quite reasonably getting less attention than the same-sex marriage quote:
President Barack Obama labeled presumptive challenger Mitt Romney's comments that took credit for the auto industry's recovery as an "Etch A Sketch moment."

"I think this is one of his Etch A Sketch moments. I don't think anybody takes that seriously," Obama said in an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Thursday, referencing the now infamous language used by a top Romney adviser in March.
I don't think anybody takes that seriously. LOL! He's not offended; he's contemptuous.

image of Mitt Romney made of an Etch-A-Sketch, Magic 8-Ball, and flip-flops, saying 'I resemble that remark!'

Finally: It turns out Mitt Romney is a terrible person! [Content Note: Homophobia and bullying.] One time, he "viciously" bullied and assaulted a classmate he assumed to be gay, and, not only did he never face any consequences for it, he doesn't even remember it. On the other hand, the classmate "thought about [the incident] a lot" in following years. Sadface. I really dislike Mitt Romney, y'all.

He reminds me of another bloke who enjoys getting people to knuckle under. [Content Note: Violent imagery.] And we all know how that went.

Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.

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