Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. While sitting here working on my last post a few minutes ago, a young man came up holding a sheaf of pink paper. He handed me a sheet, and it was a reprint of a letter from Romney to the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts, dated October 6, 1994, when Romney was running for Senate against Ted Kennedy. It is the full version of a letter that has been published before – the one in which Romney wrote, among other things:
I am not unaware of my opponent’s considerable record in the area of civil rights, or the commitment of Massachusetts voters to the principle of equality for all Americans. For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponent’s record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.
The young man wouldn’t give his name, or who he is working for.