BLITZER'S BLOG: Where Romney, Obama agree on gay rights
May 10th, 2012
03:31 PM ET
11 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Where Romney, Obama agree on gay rights

(CNN) – President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney now completely disagree on the sensitive issue of same-sex marriage.

But they apparently do agree that the elimination of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy barring homosexuals from serving openly in the U.S. military is fine.


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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Gurgyl

    This clearly denotes they both are in the same boat of gay marriage is concerned. Well, lot of industrialized nations are legalizing, we are stupidly spinning this issue.

    May 10, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Even Mchelle Bachmann's home country of Switzerland has nationally allowed equal rights for gays. So she may get kicked out if she goes there, but they will loooooooovvvvveee Marcuth.

    May 10, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. Sandy

    You spoke to soon Wofe. Is that Romney I hear changing his mind about DADT, after talking with other conservatives about their support it?

    May 10, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Four and The Door

    The economy, of course, remains issue No. 1 going forward.
    Advantage: Romney. The economy was issue No.1 in the historic 2008 elections. It has gotten worse. We are now $5 trillion broker as a nation and unemployment is still much higher. The American voters gave Obama 100% support in 2008. What did he do with it? He quickly pursued his partisan agenda. But he forgot to improve the economy. At all.

    May 10, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  5. ST

    Anyone who is thinking economy is number one issue is not thinking on his own, just hearing what the media is talking about. Who in normal thinking, thinks the economy will change as soon as they wish if god forbid Romney is elected president. This is not going to happen even if those who prays, can pray every minute from now until the election day. The economy has gone horrible every corner of the world and whoever the president will be come Nov., is not going to come with any miracle. Just get it folks, and don't buy it from a person who says I have worked in a private sector and I know how it works and I will fix it. It is just only words!

    May 10, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. Alexanders

    There is only one one choice: Mitt Romney. Gays issues should of have been resolved 4 years ago when Obama run for office. But, now that he has made a mess wants gays support. No way jose! Mr. Obama is done. Next please.

    May 10, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Romney saved the car industry ?

    Mitt's five sons all fought with the 3rd Battalion 1st Marines In Fallujah ?

    Mitt Romney loves gay people as long as they keep it in the closet .

    May 10, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    you mean so far Mit hasn't taken credit for getting rid of DADT? Wait for it!

    May 10, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. The REAL Truth...

    The economy would take care of itself if we could just get the Grand Obstructionist Party out of the loop. The party of no- no viable candidate, no platform, no policies, no compromise, no reality and no chance in Nov... hahahahahaha

    May 10, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. once upon a horse

    @ Four and the Door......

    so you say the economy has gotten WORSE since Obama took office? Not the facts I have seen. Even your pal Romney admits the economy is getting better. But like most of you he says Obama should get NO credit for it. He only gets BLAME of course when things are bad. How many jobs did GW Bush add to the economy monthly? If you Republicans would agree to stop cutting public sector jobs the UE rate would be closer to 7 than it is over 8. Public sector jobs increased under every POTUS so far but Obama....wonder why that is?

    May 10, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |