GOP Donor and Marriage Equality Supporter Paul Singer Puts Money Behind Mitt Romney
Politico reports that Paul Singer, a major donor to the American Foundation for Equal Rights and its federal court battle against Proposition 8, has committed to Mitt Romney.
Ben Smith wonders what this might mean, if anything, for Romney's positioning on LGBT rights issues:
Singer's move cements the sense of Romney as an economic conservative and social moderate. Singer is also among the biggest donors to the same-sex marriage movement, and one of its critical players.
It would be interesting to know what Romney pledged to Singer, who has a married, gay son and has played a real role in scaring national Republicans off anti-gay appeals, on how he would talk and govern on the topic.
First of all, let's see if Romney responds to calls to distance himself from anti-gay hate group leader Bryan Fischer, for whom he is the warm-up act at this weekend's Values Voter Summit.