Do Not Ask Mitt Romney About Gay Marriage or Marijuana


Mitt Romney reached his boiling point on Wednesday afternoon when a Colorado-based reporter repeatedly probed Romney on social issues. Multiple reporters in Colorado and Oklahoma asked Romney about his stance on gay marriage and civil unions on the heels of President Obama's announcement that he now supports the rights of same-sex couples to marry. Romney gave his standard answer to Shaun Boyd of a Colorado CBS affiliate, saying, "My view is the same as it's been from the beginning. I don't favor civil union if it's identical to marriage and I don't favor marriage between people of the same gender." And then Boyd posed a question to a visibly irritated Romney about immigration and then about marijuana, which is legal in Colorado. That's when the interview went off the rails.

“Aren’t there issues of significance you’d like to talk about?" said a visibly testy Romney. "The economy, the growth of jobs, the need to put people back to work, the challenges of Iran? We’ve got enormous issues that we face but go ahead, you want to talk about medical marijuana?"

Indeed she did. And then Romney gave an answer.