This is such a perfect combination of New Hampshire Primary presidential politics and local issues and stupid stereotypes and phony candidates, I could cry tears of joy. Meet Granite Stater and Vietnam vet Bob Garon:
Romney told Garon, who was chowing down on his everyday staple of scrambled eggs and shaved ham at the restaurant Chez Vachon, that he supports a repeal of the same-sex marriage law, prompting an emotional exchange.
…”It’s good to know how you feel, that you do not believe everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights,” the 63-year-old New Hampshire resident responded.
And this is just brilliant:
Afterward, Mr. Garon, who legally married another man in June, said Mr. Romney was not getting his vote.
“He told me that I’m not entitled to Constitutional rights,” he said. “I think a man and a woman and a man and a man should be treated equal.”
…”He is not going to make it,” he said. “Because you can’t trust him. I just saw it in his eyes. I judge a man by his eyes.”
So, does he agree with Mr. Romney on any issue?
“I kind of liked his health care plan in Massachusetts,” Mr. Garon said.
Get this man to Concord for the repeal bills!
UPDATE: Just gets better and better:
Reporters asked Garon to explain why he had questioned Romney so intently.
“Because I’m gay, all right?” Garon said. “And I happen to love a man just like you probably love your wife. Alright? And I think that he or she or whatever are entitled to the same rights that I have. I fought for my country, I did my thing, and I think that my spouse should be entitled to the same entitlements as if I was married to a woman. What the hell is the difference?”
In one fell swoop Romney committed a huge fail while simultaneously hurting the marriage repeal effort here in NH. The more regular folks in NH who hear about this exchange, the better the chances that patriotic Granite Staters like Garon can keep their rights.
This could be the most remembered moment of the primary.