Romney Strikes an Inclusive Tone at NAACP Convention

July 11, 2012 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) - Log Cabin Republicans are heartened by Governor Mitt Romney's statement today at the NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas that he "hope[s] to represent all Americans, of every race, creed or sexual orientation."

"With his opening remarks to the NAACP today, Governor Romney sent a message that he recognizes the importance of an inclusive Republican vision for victory in November. He deserves credit for taking the step to include sexual orientation by name," said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. "That said, it is unfortunate that he countered his outreach to gay and lesbian Americans with a gratuitous attack on the freedom to marry. If Governor Romney truly desires to represent all Americans, Log Cabin Republicans encourages him to avoid divisive social issues and focus on jobs and the economy."