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Gay former Romney spokesman Richard Grenell is coming out of hiding and speaking out for the first time since he was resigned from Romney's team after a campaign by right-wing religious conservatives. Grenell appeared for an interview on FOX News today, simultaneously publishing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

Grenell told FOX that people on the left and right wanted to keep him in a "one-dimensional box" in which he could only talk about being gay and gay marriage. He also talks about being a gay conservative.

Watch the FOX News interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Writes Grenell in the WSJ:

Mitt Romney appointed me to serve as his foreign policy and national security spokesman based on my experience and qualifications to speak clearly and forcefully on his behalf. The governor and his team knew that I have consistently challenged the Obama administration's failure to lead the world and confront the most important international issues we face. They also knew I was gay.

Thousands of Republicans privately voiced support for my appointment and were disappointed by the events that led to my resignation earlier this month. Some did so while admitting they disagreed with my support for gay marriage. But they too are passionate about a strong America, personal responsibility and independent religious institutions—issues that should be at the forefront of this year's presidential election.

Like many voters, I rarely agree with a candidate's every position. I can support Mr. Romney for president but not agree with all of his stated policies. I can be proud of President Obama's personal support for gay marriage and still take exception to his dismal national-security and economic records. …

While there are many reasons not to vote to re-elect President Obama, gay marriage is not one of those issues. National and economic security absolutely are.

Watch the FOX News interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. American exceptionalism? That means we have to go to unnecessary wars even we don't have the money in order to maintain that facade. His "world view" is closer to that of a certain historical figure in Germany. That probably is also the "world view" of Romley. If elected, are we going back to the Bush's era in terms of foreign policy.

    Posted by: simon | May 23, 2012 7:16:55 PM


  2. He sounds like one of the Long War crowd, neocons who think we're going to fight All Qaeda for 100 years and that somehow it would be a good thing. Obama's not making it last long enough you see.

    Posted by: Karl | May 23, 2012 8:29:41 PM


  3. Any time a contender for the office of President of the United States tells the voting public that he does not support equal treatment of all citizens and in the next breath says that he never will, he does not deserve the office he seeks. Those that would support his unequal treatment of other citizens are no better. Grenell may be a gay person, but his eyes do not say that he is a "gay" person.

    Posted by: vanndean | May 23, 2012 9:47:50 PM


  4. Mr Grenell, What is the nickname for Richard? I think that it is a more appropriate name for you just as it is for Mr cheney. Indeed you both are.

    Posted by: andrew | May 23, 2012 9:50:43 PM


  5. What a stupid, stupid self-loathing cretin. This fool deserved all the humiliation dumped on him by bully-boy Romney. What the hell is up with these despicable Gay Republicans anyway - get a freakin' life already.

    Posted by: Bill | May 24, 2012 12:48:11 AM


  6. What a stupid, stupid self-loathing cretin. This fool deserved all the humiliation dumped on him by bully-boy Romney. What the hell is up with these despicable Gay Republicans anyway - get a freakin' life already.

    Posted by: Bill | May 24, 2012 12:48:13 AM


  7. What motivates a man like Grenell and other Log Cabin types to support a party ( the republican party as currently constituted) that everyday tells them they are not American citizens deserving of full equality. A party that "throws thenm under the bus" in order to curry favor with ignorant bible thumpers who think that the world is about 6000 years old and that evolution is a myth. Imagine someone who believes the silly myths of the bible saying that evolution is a myth. Only in USA, Europeans would laugh them out of the room.

    Posted by: andrew | May 24, 2012 3:06:47 AM


  8. MY PROBLEM WITH Richard Grenell IS HIS HYPOCRISY. WHY DID Mr. Grenell WORK FOR Governor Mitt Romney IF HE IS GOING TO "SPEAK-OUT" ON FAVORING "gay" MARRIAGE? YES - THE GOVERNOR HAS "FLIP-FLOPPED" ON VARIOUS ISSUES. SINCE Mr. Grenell VALUES REPUBLICAN IDEALS ON FOREIGN POLICY, HE SHOULD HAVE KEPT HIS "MOUTH SHUT" AND NOT GRANTED THE Fox INTERVIEW. Mr. Grenell's PRIVATE VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY HAVE NO PLACE IN HIS POSITION AS A POLICY ADVISOR. Mr. Grenell, YOU HAVE RUINED YOUR CREDIBILITY, SIR.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 6, 2012 6:23:09 AM


  9. How much stock does this guy own in General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Halliburton? Just curious.

    Posted by: Oliver | Jun 8, 2012 7:20:47 AM


  10. very sthanks

    Posted by: sohbet | Jan 27, 2013 7:10:12 PM


  11. supe thanks

    Posted by: sohbet odaları | Jan 27, 2013 7:10:21 PM


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