While Rudy, John, and the rest cave in. From the Politico:
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s campaign didn’t respond to the question, instead citing comments the candidate made on FOX News last month when asked about gay marriage. “We should be tolerant, fair, open, and we should understand the rights that all people have in our society.”
Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign also declined to answer the question, rather pointing to the response their candidate gave earlier this week on the campaign trail in Arizona. “I think General Pace has said that he regrets having said that, and I think he was wise to have issued an apology, or a withdrawal of that comment. I think that we, as a society, welcome people of all differences, whether there are differences in ethnicity, faith or sexual preference, and I think he was wise to correct his comment and to suggest that that was an inappropriate point to have made.”
Sen. Sam Brownback, it should be noted, not only affirmed his view that homosexuality is immoral but sent a letter of support on behalf of Pace to the White House.
I’d love to be proven wrong about this, but there’s a side of me that things that many of the problems we’re having in Iraq have to do with the lack of morale cause by regular soliders being forced to serve with gay ones. I’d like to see some data about that if anyone can find it.