American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer and other right-wing activists pushed for and hailed the resignation of Richard Grenell, an openly gay Romney advisor on security issues. Fischer sent out a Tweet about Grenell, who supports same-sex marriage, to nearly 1,400 followers, stating, "“If personnel is policy, his message to the pro-family community: drop dead.” The New York Times reported that the Romney campaign "didn't want to confront the religious right" on the issue. Now that Fischer has prevailed, he has a different question: If Romney can't stand up to "a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America," how will he have any backbone in foreign affairs? Listen to Fischer, via Right Wing Watch:
FISCHER: Let me ask you this question, people have raised this question, if Mitt Romney can be pushed around, intimidated, coerced, coopted by a conservative radio talk show host in Middle America, then how is he going to stand up to the Chinese? How is he going to stand up to Putin? How is he going to stand up to North Korea if he can be pushed around by a yokel like me? I don’t think Romney is realizing the doubts that this begins to raise about his leadership.