For this blogger, it has, in a way, come full circle. I wouldn’t be blogging here if, in 2004, the then-leadership of Log Cabin hadn’t made a spectacle of itself in very publicly not endorsing George W. Bush.
Either Polipundit or Instapundit, two of the blogs I read back then linked some blog telling Log Cabin to stick for not endorsing W. I followed the link and discovered GayPatriot, e-mailing the blogger and telling him that he was right. Soon, Bruce asked me to join the blog. I never thought I would devote as much time to it as I do today.
And today, Log Cabin announced that they were endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States:
“The decision to endorse is the right one for our members, our community, and for the nation as a whole,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director, R. Clarke Cooper. “Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today’s economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority. We are Republicans, and we agree with Governor Romney’s vision for America in which success is a virtue, equal opportunity is ensured, and leaders recognize that it is the American people, not government, that build our nation and fuel its prosperity. On issues of particular concern to the LGBT community, we believe Governor Romney will move the ball forward compared to past Republican presidents. No matter who is in the White House, it is crucial our community always has a credible voice speaking out on behalf of LGBT Americans. Log Cabin Republicans will be that voice to President Mitt Romney.”
Emphasis added. Well said, Clarke. You’ve shown how a gay Republican group should go about supporting a Republican candidate with whom they do not always see eye-to-eye.
Had the 2004 leader of the organization spoken this way in 2004, I might not be blogging today.