Today I think we’ll be talking about something that’s actually in the news as of today.
Kids, today’s fresh story in the news cycles is about an incident with Mitt Romney when he was a teenager. Now, full disclosure, I voted for Obama in 2008. I voted for Kerry in 2004. I voted for Gore in 2000. I’m going to vote for Obama again in 2012. You get what I’m saying.
I am also, and I know a lot of people disagree with me about this, but I am also a person who supports gay rights and gay marriage rights.
So I’m happy that the President agrees with me on this. I’m glad he repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and I’m hoping that all adults will able to marry the person of their own choosing. But I can’t help but notice the timing of the release of this Romney bullying story. It was the day after.
I may be cynical, but I think this was somewhat unfair to put this story out now. I think it was done specifically to compare the two on this topic. Now, if Mitt Romney was a bully at all, to anyone, gay or straight, that’s not good. We as a nation deserve to know the people who want to represent us. But I don’t know if this story was done for the best interest of the people who are fighting for this cause or the people who are voters of the United States. While this won’t change my vote or my mind on the issue at hand, it does make me look with a sharper eye and what the news reports and when.
What do you think? I don’t even know what question to ask, because I’m sure we all have different opinions on it. Should we always know everything about the “teen years” of our candidates? Do you think this reflects badly on the news media? Or is it just on Romney?