Log Cabin has given Romney a “qualified endorsement” which means that they have endorsed Romney over Obama but will focus on congressional races. In doing so, they have endorsed a profoundly anti-gay candidate who would do, and say, anything to get a second term were he to win. Much as he has said just about anything in his attempt to please the Christian right in his effort to win a first term. This has included signing the odious NOM pledge.

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More importantly, hypothetical Romney Supreme Court nominees would look a great deal more like Scalia and Thomas than Kagan and Sotomayor. This could not only doom further progress but rollback gains that we have already made.

Log Cabin, using the usual Republican talking points, claims that there are issues other than gay rights at stake and they are correct. I would argue that those favor Obama but it’s irrelevant. Our liberties, equality and our very lives are threatened by a Romney presidency. Romney is far to the right of George W. Bush on social issues. Log Cabin should have taken a few moments to ponder how that would affect gay youth and the kids being raised by gay couples.

Log Cabin may not be on the GOProud lunatic fringe but they sure have short memories given what this President has accomplished for us. It’s not just the repeal of DADT and signing the hate crimes law. Nor is it limited to advocating equal marriage.

President Obama has publicly treated us with great respect. That is something that a President Romney would never do.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.