Saturday, August 4, 2012

Chickening Out

Mitt Romney doesn’t do controversy.

Mitt Romney refused to comment on two culture fights being waged by members of his own party.

At a news conference in Las Vegas, Romney wouldn’t weigh in on either the fight over comments by the president of the fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A over gay marriage or an effort spearheaded by Michele Bachmann calling for an investigation into Huma Abedin and alleged Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the federal government.

“Those are not things that are part of my campaign,” Romney said. He also wouldn’t say whether he thinks members of his party talking about those issues are a distraction.

“I’m not going to tell other people what to talk about,” Romney said.

I’m sure that’s going to go over well with the base of the party. Oh, wait; it’s not. They are dying to make this election all about the last stand of Western Civilization against the Radical Homosexuals (which sounds like a 1980’s boy band), the immigrants, the gun-grabbers, the women and their rebellious body parts, and anything else that threatens Amurika’s right to buy a heart attack on a bun (except on Sundays). But Mr. Romney won’t touch it; he keeps talking about boring stuff like jobs.