Let’s see, what super crazy stuff has rusty robot Mitt Romney learned today about these other weird things “humans” that he so desperately wants to rule? Ooh, it’s a tricky one: gay people look just like non-gay people! Take, for instance, Bob Garon, a kindly senior citizen Mitt Romney accosted while he was lurking around a diner in New Hampshire trying to shake hands and make friends like the real humans do, because Garon was wearing a Vietnam Veterans baseball cap. Pretty safe bet, right? Garon asks Romney if he supports efforts to repeal same-sex marriage in the state, to which Mittens happily responds that boy, does he ever. Except…hm, why doesn’t Garon look appropriately impressed?
Here’s the rest of the cringe-inducing exchange, via WaPo:
Garon, who lives in Epsom, N.H., and was eating breakfast with his husband, turned to Romney and said: “If two men get married, apparently a veteran’s spouse would not be entitled to any burial benefits or medical benefits or anything that the serviceman has devoted his time and effort to his country, and you just don’t support equality in terms of same-sex marriage?”
“I believe that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” Romney replied, adding, “and we apparently disagree.”
At that, a Romney aide called for him to wrap up the conversation: “Governor, we’ve got to get on with Fox News right now.”
“Oh, I guess the question was too hot,” Garon told Romney.
“No, I gave you the answer,” Romney replied. “You said you had a yes-or-no [question]. I gave you the answer.”
“You did,” Garon said. “And I appreciate your answer. And you know, I also learned something, and New Hampshire is right: You have to look a man in the eye to get a good answer. And you know what, governor? Good luck…. You’re going to need it.”
“You are right about that,” Romney said, as he stood up from the booth and headed into a side room for his interview.
Uh, admitting that you are a weird loser is not exactly how apologies work, Mittens. Pretending to be human is such hard work! [WaPo]